According to the World Economic Forum, the kinds of jobs emerging in the global economy span a wide range of professions and skills, reflecting the opportunities for workers of all backgrounds and educational levels to take advantage of emerging jobs and the new economy. Identifying emerging jobs and the skills that they require provides valuable insights to inform training investments, and paves the way for a ‘Reskilling Revolution’, as individuals seek new skills to keep pace with change.
To have advancement in your career here are the few things you need to keep in mind:
- Tech Knowledge: Tech skills such as blockchain, cloud computing, analytical reasoning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are in demand across every sector. In the World Economic Forum’s report jobs such as cloud, engineering and data clusters require disruptive tech skills like AI, robotics, or cloud computing.
- Human-Centric Skills: Demand for soft skills is likely to continue to increase as automation becomes more widespread. HR professionals are identifying the demand for soft skills as the most important trend globally.
- Gender Diversity: The largest gender gaps among emerging jobs are in roles that rely heavily on disruptive tech skills, with the share of women represented across cloud, engineering and data jobs below 30 per cent. It’s critical to close this gap because these disruptive tech skills will have an outsized impact on the direction of society and the economy.
- Reduce Network Gaps: Two people with the exact same skills may be worlds apart when it comes to the opportunities afforded them. Whereas for some it may be an advantage because they know how to fill this gap.
Skillsets are required to work in future, rather than education.
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