The US Department of Labor publishes a list of the most rapidly declining occupations. This list demonstrates that, whether we are production workers or highly trained technical specialists, our jobs can be rendered obsolete. The ten highest scoring “losers” on their list are shown in this post.
Jobs in Demand
Once again this week, we want to help you plan your post-COVID19 career. It’s important, whether you will be returning to work after the Pandemic, or you are a student… Read More
The proven way to communicate with prospective employers is through a resume and related materials—job search letters and a LinkedIn profile. Here are some reasons it’s important, in our view, for us to continue offering these documents to employers:
1. The resume is your document, not an employer’s document,
2. Resumes and profiles will provide you with a written “script” for job search and networking contacts, and
3. The thought process will prepare you for all steps to follow.
Whether you are in school now, or are in mid-career and plan to work another 10, 15, or 20 years, your skills could be obsolete if you don’t respond to change.
Here are just a few of the stories I’ve seen on TV and online in June of 2021 that could change the world of work in the coming decade:
• United Airlines agreed to order a fleet of supersonic passenger jets from Boom Supersonic for delivery in 2029,
• SpaceX is advertising hundreds of jobs to be filled mainly at a facility in Boca Chica, TX where the Company is building and testing spacecraft that may go to the planet Mars within the decade, and
• The COVID19 vaccine, developed in less than one year, uses new technology which creates “infinite possibilities” to treat or cure many other diseases.
The degree you just earned, and even some seemingly irrelevant classes and projects, will pay off in many ways throughout your career. For example, you are likely to:
1. Earn more money,
2. Gain a network,
3. Acquire indispensable knowledge, and
4. Use transferrable skills even if you work outside your initial field.