It may be interesting to do a little reflection on the job expectations that are open to us in the immediate future, a future marked by the economic impact caused by the pandemic and the unstoppable automation that is transforming the job landscape.
This is a process that began years ago, when computers began to enter the world of work, computer systems that changed the way in which, until then, certain procedures had been carried out.
Today, when we have already come a long way with integrated computing in our companies, advances in robotics, artificial intelligence and what has been called machine learning or machine learning announce that the era of automation has arrived.
In this new stage, machines, prepared to match or exceed human work even in tasks that require cognitive skills, will transform jobs although they can also provide clues to create new ones.
What is clear is that there is no going back and that a large number of people, workers, will need to recycle their knowledge and prepare not to be left off the hook.
A report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) estimates that in five years 85 million jobs could be displaced by this unstoppable change in work and in those who will be in charge of doing it, be they humans or machines.
In this report it is said that we have the necessary means, an unprecedented number of people can be trained by establishing security mechanisms that protect displaced workers and developing in parallel methods that guide them towards jobs where they can prosper.
Critical thinking or, put another way, the ability to distinguish the true from the false is among the most valued skills followed, closely, by the ability to solve problems.
There is a didactic method known as active learning that has a great future because it involves the person receiving the training, the student, in the learning process by carrying out activities that allow evaluating, creating and analyzing.
This process of evaluation, creation and analysis is of great importance because it facilitates the application of the knowledge acquired to the real world while fostering independent, critical and creative thinking.
Other skills are stress tolerance or work flexibility and of course all those related to marketing, digital marketing and ease of working or interacting with the computer.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has used data from LinkedIn and from a learning platform, Coursera, a virtual education platform developed by academics at Stanford University, to define the most in-demand knowledge in emerging professions.
We have been working with people and companies for some time to make them see that the labor market and the society in which we live is changing, now the pandemic has accelerated everything.
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