This talk by illustrator Will Terry is lengthy but worth listening to. He talks about how the business of illustration has changed since the 90's, and how the invention of the internet has both shrunk the jobs available and widened the talent pool.
Although at times Mr. Terry rambles a bit, his underlying point is that the future belongs to entrepreneurs. This applies to the art world as well as most other fields. Sending out resumes in hopes of getting a job is a thing of the past, and the most successful people are the ones who take the initiative to create new things on their own. "Wealth is generated in your spare time," he says. That's a pretty profound one-liner, don't you think?