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4 Tips to effectively Future Proof Your Career Path

future proof your career path

Future-proof is the process of anticipating and planning for the future

You can future proof your career path by studying one of our Nationally Recognised courses!

It is estimated that 70% of young Australians are entering into the workforce in jobs that will be drastically affected by automation.

50% of the Australian workforce are in jobs that will be affected by automation in the next 10-15 years. Keeping this in mind, it is better to stay ahead of this and future proof your career path so you can cut out stress about work.

Here are some tips on how to choose a future proof career that will only survive the test of time:

Broaden your future proof skills:

A higher education qualification may not just be enough to satisfy an employer to move forward with your application. If you know of any skills that are in-demand with your field, it is best to learn them so you can place them on your CV. Consider joining or attending talks and seminars and even enrolling into a short course via Linkedin.

The top most in-demand soft skills that employers are looking for:

  1. Creativity
  2. Teamwork
  3. Persuasion
  4. Team Management
  5. Adaptability

Understand the Industry you are Working in:

If you are a Business Manager, there are certain trends and software’s that you will need to know about to make your job easier and also impress your boss! When you are across these changes, you will be able to prepare yourself and eventually become a leading expert.

Put Energy Into Your Online Presence and Create Your Network:

It is so easy to find someone online nowadays, where all you have to do is search their name into Google and there you go! It is now even easier with applicants. With Seek and Linkedin becoming the two largest platforms to find candidates, it is ideal to ensure your profiles on these platforms are crisp and have the latest information!

After you do this, you can start to reach out to potential clients/customers/employers and connect with them to build up your network.

Say Yes to new opportunities:

Being open to new opportunities, challenges and tasks is ideal to progress and learn new things to place on your CV. Being open and adaptable to changes will allow your employers to value you as an employee as you are flexible to working arrangements.

3 Future Proof Industries that are booming

There are external changes that could affect your career path and this means your career could be dying out, just when you were about to start.

Here are the top 3 industries with the highest growth rates within the next 5 years:

  1. Healthcare – Employment in this industry has increased by 4% over the past decade and 1.6% year on year.
  2. Software and Applications Programming – This is an industry with the strongest growth projection by 2024 – nearly 3%!
  3. Construction – The demand in Australia for new homes is increasing year on year, making construction (specifically in residential) one of the highest growing employment industries.

By 2020, it is projected there will be over 250,000 jobs and then by 2040, one in five Australians will be aged over 65!

Formal education is important if you want to work in healthcare, and occupations such Support Workers are required to have a VET qualification Here are some careers that are booming in this sector right now:

Software and Applications Programming is booming by 17.3% in the last year! The following I.T careers are booming:

  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Market Research Analyst

With the rise in new homes being built all across Australia, the best time to start in construction is now! You could become a Site Manager, Business Development Manager or Site Supervisor.

Want to get started in a career that is currently booming? Chat to a Career’s and Course Advisor today!

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