The traditional approach to career planning requires precise steps and often leads executives and career counselors to underestimate uncertainty. Embracing the conventional method can be downright dangerous to career sustainability. Therefore, if you want a great career, you must accept that there will be some missteps navigating in a new reality where even employers don’t know what type of employees they will be hiring one to three years from now.
The workforce ecosystem is continuing to change. Machines will continue to do more of the legacy jobs.
Companies expect to reduce their workforces as they increase technological integration and automation. New jobs will be created with different skill requirements. More workers will be contractors that are hired to do task-specialized work.
The Future of Jobs Report 2020 finds, “the window of opportunity to reskill and upskill workers has become shorter.” And, “for those workers set to remain in their roles, the share of core skills that will change in the next five years is 40%, and 50% of all employees will need reskilling.