Are You Prepared for the Future of Work?

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1. Know yourself well

This is the most important part of developing a successful career that can adapt and pivot with the changing times. You have to know what are your passions, your strengths and your weaknesses in order to find a job that fits your personality. Too often, skills that come naturally to us we take for granted and forget to highlight in our résumés.

2. Focus on developing skills for the future

Because training and education don’t yet exist for jobs of the future, many employers will take up the task of training their employees. So when looking for a new job or switching careers, your past qualifications won’t matter as much as what skills you bring to the table.

3. Make yourself global

Also a by-product of technological advancement, the world has become ever smaller and economies more interconnected. For this reason, businesses will seek workers who can participate in the global economy. It’s about more than just speaking another language, it’s about understanding other cultures and how to work well with people of different backgrounds.

4. Never stop learning

The single most important trait for the future of work is to keep up with the changes in technology. To do this, it’s simply required to keep up with knowledge and skill development. No longer can we avoid or simply check out during company trainings; rather we must seek out these opportunities and engage in learning for the sake of learning outside of work too.

Stories of a former high school teacher, now business consultant. Husband. Travel fanatic. Obsessed coffee drinker. And all-around nerd.

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