It’s been written about numerous times, including an Oxford University paper, that automation will threaten a number of jobs as advancements in AI and robots continue.
In 2016, World Economic Forum’s future of jobs report featured this graphic which shows what skills jobs most often feature:
So by 2020, according to The Independent , these could be the 5 must have things to have on your CV if you want to lad that dream job:
- Critical thinking – employing a mix of logic and reason will become more important as automation increases as we need to manage the drones ethically – as well as the societal transitions that the process encourages. Employers want good evaluators who can see benefit and maximise it.
- Complex problem solving – 36 per cent of all jobs across industries will require this as a core skill by 2020. You will need to be able to think laterally while resolving a situation.
- Creativity – In 2015 it was 10th on the list, now it’s in the top three. New tech is fantastic but creativity is needed to explore new uses for new tech, to create appetites in marketplaces and to inspire people. It’ll never go out of style.