(Above) Our peers – Community Advisory Council members Dean and Elana – show their presentation skills. Photo: Jas Buchal
Panorama Employment is going to start a new series on Transferable Skills so that you, our readers, can keep up-to-date with gaining attributes which will make you become more and more attractive to employers in the workplaces of the future.
The Foundation for Young Australia published a report recently called The New Basics: Big data reveals the skills young people need for the New Work Order. It identified which jobs were in decline (e.g., administration) and which jobs seem to be expanding (e.g., community and personal service workers and sales).
The report says that the jobs of the future – those that are less likely to be replaced by computerisation – were the sort that required the following skills:
• Problem solving
• Communication skills
• Digital literacy
• Presentation skills
• Critical thinking
• Financial literacy
There’s nothing “soft” about transferable skills. When you invest in them, you invest in the future (and you also lessen the odds of being replaced by a robot).