With all the fast pace change across diverse industries, have you ever pondered upon this question?
Where is my career going?
I think in this age, this is the most important question young professionals, job seekers and university students need to answer.
Where do you see your career after your university education?
Where do you see your career after your first job?
Where do you see your career in the next 5 to 10 years?
Where do you see your career when you clock 30 years, 40 years..?
Many sectors will take many professionals by surprise because they have never taken time to dig deep to understand where their industry is going and where their career is going
If you have been to a couple of interviews, you will notice one of the most popular interview questions is “Where do you see your career going in the next 5 years?”
Institutions like professionals who are forward thinking, who can anticipate changes and be bold enough to lead this change.
With the Future of Work already here with us, more than ever before now is the perfect time to ask yourself this question and make the necessary career growth changes. We are already certain how we will be working in the future will greatly change.
COVID19, AI, IoT, Robots will create long lasting changes to the way we live and work in all sectors. It is the responsibility of every professional to anticipate these changes and take appropriate actions.
Get a pen and your journal. Start digging deep into your career (present and the future) using the following questions
- What will my job look like five years from now?
- Will my job even exist in five, 10 or 20 years?
- What will happen to the organization and industry I presently work for?
- Which relevant skills do I need to have to stay valuable in my industry?
Hear this, careers of the present and future offers new challenges and opportunities, shaped by technological change and trends towards globalization. It is your responsibility to review the key global changes impacting the world of work and explore what these changes may mean for future careers.
Trainer, Consultant & Entrepreneur
PhD Candidate, Entrepreneurship & Investment