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Afraid of robots taking your job? Skill up and get on with the program

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31.08.2019

You don’t have to look too far to find articles around automation in the workplace. Usually they discuss the risks of new technologies taking jobs versus their potential to create new opportunities.

But to get a better understanding of how automation will affect your career, it’s important to put your fears aside and embrace the role new technology will play in future jobs.

First, take some time to understand which jobs are most likely to be replaced by automation (and by how much). With this knowledge and mindset, you’ll be able to focus on future-proofing yourself by developing skills that will help you work with new technology, rather than against it.

Not all tasks can be replaced by robots.

So, what aspects of your job could be at risk of automation? Essentially, it is most likely to impact the repetitive or non-cognitive elements of your role. And there’s no doubt many jobs have them. From accountancy and legal professionals to administrative........

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