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  • Ricards Krizanovskis

The jobs and skills of tomorrow

Gone are the days when we could think of a career as something permanent. We are entering the era of job pivots and it requires us to change the way we think about work as such. But what does it practically mean for us?

According to the World Economic Forum, around 50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025. Contrary to popular belief, automation and digitalization won’t simply take our jobs away. In turn, more jobs will be created than will disappear, and it is up to us to grasp these new opportunities.

Importantly, high-growth job clusters are not only technology-related. WEF forecasts that global job market will also require specialists in content production (e.g., social media content), marketing (e.g., growth hacking, ecommerce), people and culture (e.g., human resource), and sales (e.g., business development, customer success) roles. If you do not see yourself in cloud computing or data analytics, there are many “softer” career options still open for you.

By focusing our efforts on training the low-educated, we can not only help individuals through their job transitions, but also effectively grasp the numerous opportunities the future of jobs will provide.

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