We know that the best way to stay gainfully employed is by upskilling—learning new skills so that we can keep up with the ever-changing demands of work. This is especially so if you’re at risk of being replaced by a robot in your job.
“According to a recent report by McKinsey, up to 375 million people may need to switch occupational categories and learn new skills in the next decade as digitalisation, automation and advances in AI disrupt the status quo at work. Another global survey by the company on future workforce needs, nearly nine in 10 executives said that their organisations are either already facing skill gaps, or are expecting gaps to develop within the next five years,” says says Aziza Sheerin, the Regional Director at General Assembly.
And as evident from the effects of the recent pandemic, you never know when a particular skill set might come in handy.
“Covid-19 pulled the future forward for companies that had not yet made the full jump into the digital economy… the way these businesses acquire, service, and retain customers has been changed dramatically and their success is hinged on their ability to execute against the next stage of their business model’s evolution.”
Want to consistently have a competitive edge over others in your career? Aziza shares five tips on how to upskill effectively.