There’s no magic crystal ball showing the jobs of the future. However, my respected colleague, Jim Peacock, wrote an excellent newsletter in July about the future of work with fascinating links I want to share.
My favorite is from the World Economic Forum even though it is 18 months old. The article, 4 Predictions for the Future of Work, shares this (in the article’s exact words):
- AI and robotics will create more jobs, not mass unemployment — as long as we responsibly guide innovation
- Cities will compete against other cities in the war for top talent
- The majority of the US workforce will freelance by 2027
- Education breaks out of the silo
Click HERE for the complete article.
The other three articles that are worth a read are:
- Want a Job in the Future: Be a Student for Life by Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. I particularly like the guidance to be a problem-finder, not just a problem-solver. A fascinating statistic shared is the predication that due to new technology, 75 million old jobs will go away by 2022 and 135 million new ones will be created.
- AI and the Future of Work: 4 Leadership Skills to Create Tomorrow’s Workforce by David DeLong of Smart Workforce Strategies
- The Next Digital Economy by Policy Horizons Canada. Comprehensive and big picture. The executive summary is a good read, parts of the rest a bit scary.
It’s all a reminder that no jobs are secure, and we need to be doing career planning on an ongoing basis.