Automation and new technology is causing concern over the future of certain jobs. So what can you do today, to protect your future? Take a look at this infographic for top tips on how to futureproof your career.
Technology is changing so fast that it’s hard to predict what the workplaces will look like in even five years’ time. In fact, it is estimated that 65% of children starting school today will have jobs that don’t yet exist!
The emergence of new technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and the internet of things, means that there will be a revolution in how we work. So how can you ensure you have all the relevant skills for industry 4.0?
Oftentimes many people associate growing automation with job loss, however this is not so. In fact, as machines take over dangerous and repetitive work, people will be freed up to assume more interesting jobs. Consequently, inherently human skills and qualities (such as problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity) will only become more valuable. As such, now is the ideal time to develop these abilities and education will play a key part in unlocking your future career success.
This infographic from the team at Davitt Corporate Partners offers some valuable guidelines on how to prepare yourself for the fourth industrial revolution and the age of automation.
Author: My name is David Keane, I am the director of Davitt Corporate Partners – an organization based in Dublin, Ireland. We work with employees and employers to make them work more effectively.