Artificial Intelligence is likely to make 75 million employees redundant by 2022. But technology could also add 133 million jobs – that’s around 58 million jobs that will be available to qualified professionals. Upskilling is absolutely essential if you’re looking to stay relevant in your industry.You don’t have to always sign up for intensive courses – it could be something as simple as learning a new language or teaching yourself the basics of social media marketing. Here are a few ways you can keep your skills current:
1. Mentorship:Learning does not necessarily end at school; it happens everywhere. If you are humble enough and willing enough to learn, colleagues, immediate bosses, and even clients can help by sharing their experiences. Some of my colleagues had helped me polish my presentations, emails, or replies when I was young and inexperienced. If you cannot find a mentor at work, join an online forum, look out for podcasts and webinars to look for specific information related to a topic. There are thousands of professionals willing to help people.
Industry trade bodies regularly announce conferences, industry-related events, and training sessions to help young professionals stay updated with the latest information. Use this opportunity to make new connections and develop your interpersonal skills.