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The Digital Skills Gap and the Future of Jobs 2020

By Growth Tribe | Oct 14, 2019

We’ve reached a tipping point in the future of jobs 2020. The digital skills gap is asking for the development of a growth mindset! (Get all the latest free growth resources 👉 https://hubs.ly/H0dL7Fl0)

Organisational roles are disappearing and being replaced by skillsets. The digital skills gap is ever growing. At its current pace, technology is outpacing human skills causing a gap in the skills demanded and supplied by in the job market.

In the future of jobs, employers require you to know an ever growing number of new and ever-changing fundamental skills in order to use the technologies they've implemented. That’s where the growth mindset comes in...Master the fundamentals and you can master the rest.

The future of jobs 2020: McKinsey published a report stating that 45% of ALL current tasks could be automated with PRESENT technology. The world economic forum estimates that 33% of jobs in 2020 didn't even exist yet. We don't even know what 1/3rd of people will be doing by then or what skill they'll need to have.

It starts with having a growth mindset where you have the desire and the confidence that you can learn anything. Shift your thinking on how technologies will rattle, mutate, but ultimately ENRICH your work life. If you play your cards right, technology will make your worklife much better. The future of jobs 2020

The fact is that technology will actually remove boring repetitive jobs from your way... but only if you understand the fundamentals. And you have no excuse to do so. How can you stay relevant if you can't talk the lingo. Can you talk tech, can you talk APIs, can you talk code, can you talk data?

Education systems are struggling to keep up with the skills demanded by future jobs..so train yourself and if you're an employer, train your people. Online and offline courses have never been more readily available or rich in content. Take your education in your own hands, learn to code, learn about behavioural psychology, automation tools, playing with data, user experiences, be curious…

it's time to build something! Your greatest credential in this new era is your output of stuff, proof of your awesomeness. A website, a blog, a prototype, a simple data model... it's time to build cool stuff and showcase it!

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