A new study from the World Economic Forum reveals that 37% of projected opportunities will be in the care economy; 17% in sales, marketing and content; 16% in data and AI; 12% in engineering and cloud computing; and 8% in people and culture.
Here are some tips on how to prepare for tomorrow.
Seek resources to upskill
Upskilling requires learning on the job to remain relevant in the changing future. According to a report by ManpowerGroup, 84% of companies planned to upskill employees in 2020 — a stark increase from 21% in 2011. Have a conversation with your manager about how you can fit into the organisation’s long-term plans through upskilling.
Candidates who can demonstrate higher cognitive skills, creativity and ability to process complex information, along with adaptability and likeability, can expect greater career success.
Join industry associations
Industry associations often commission research to help members keep up with trends. The best associations offer practical benefits including certification, conferences, webinars, networking events and job boards. So consider joining one to stay current with your job skills.
Don’t ignore soft skills
Developing soft skill abilities can have an immediate and long-term impact on your career. And those are the transferable skills that will continue to be in demand.
No matter what work you do, the ability to learn, unlearn, relearn is vital to advancing your career. Employers are looking for candidates with skills and adaptability for this changing environment.