Today, May 29, 2020, at the Digital Careers Fair in Moldova – a premiere in the field of recruitment and employer branding events, a complex virtual experience, turning offline events into online promotion and recruitment opportunities, UTM vice-rector Dinu Țurcanu presented to the online public “New realities in the labor market for students and young graduates” – an innovative approach regarding the necessary skills and abilities for the professions of the Future.

Mr. Țurcanu mentioned that, regardless of the field you specialize in or have relevant experience in, there is a set of key skills that can help you in the long run. Given that both technology and recruitment methods are constantly evolving and changing, you need to be prepared for all these changes and maintain your relevancy in the labor market. The diploma is no longer the only differentiator. This set of skills can help you both if you want to reorient yourself professionally, and when you want to advance in your chosen career:

  • Ability to efficiently communicate in your mother tongue
  • Ability to communicate in at least one foreign language
  • Basic technical/digital knowledge
  • Ability to learn
  • Social and civic competences
  • Sense of initiative
  • Creativity

One of the most common discussions about the future is that robots will replace human labor. By 2022, 42% of the total current tasks will be performed by robots, and in 3 years, over 75 million jobs will disappear. As a result of this new technological revolution, the “robots” will generate 133 million new jobs, according to the World Economic Forum. Obviously, however, many will suffer in the absence of the ability to adapt to new technological realities and new business models, but especially because of the short time left for reskilling.

The future does not come all at once and certainly does not come everywhere at the same time. Nonetheless, the evolution of artificial intelligence, automation and big data, but also population aging, has significant effects on the jobs and human activity of the future. Robots do not come and take all our jobs, but certainly many of the classic jobs are at risk of undergoing significant transformations over the next few decades. Activities involving repetitive actions will disappear quicker and quicker. Below are some of the jobs that will be considerably transformed or disappear in the next decade in both technologically developed and developing countries.

  1. Travel agents
  2. Administrative assistants
  3. Assistant lawyers
  4. Cashiers
  5. Accountants
  6. Agricultural workers
  7. Fast food workers
  8. Construction workers (some specializations)
  9. Manufacturing workers
  10. Loan officers
  11. Sewing machine operators
  12. Printing operators
  13. Military pilots
  14. Postmen and postal workers
  15. Transport drivers
  16. Stock traders

What do some of the jobs of the near and distant future look like? Whether we are talking about jobs related to information technology, medical engineering or human interaction, more and more of the jobs of the future are closely related to technologies, such as AI, machine learning or life in digital space. We present below 30 of the jobs that will dominate the future labor market in the coming decades.

  1. Cyber ​​Security Analyst
  2. Entrepreneur in circular economy
  3. Health worker
  4. Blockchain Developer
  5. Digital Detoxification Advisor
  6. Robotic avatars designer
  7. Cyborgs designer
  8. Bionic limbs designer
  9. VR and AR developer
  10. Space tourism guide
  11. Biomedical engineer
  12. Synthetic biology engineer
  13. Weather control engineer
  14. Nanotechnology engineer
  15. Waste engineer
  16. Genetic engineer
  17. Remote health engineer
  18. Health services manager
  19. Digital life manager
  20. Personal robot service
  21. Software Developer
  22. AI specialist
  23. Emotion Control Specialist
  24. Brain implant specialist
  25. Specialist in urban agriculture
  26. Mind transfer specialist
  27. 3D and 4D Printing Technician
  28. Wind energy technician
  29. Solar energy technician
  30. Smart building technician

What skills should children in the current and future generations acquire in order to adapt to the future? Below are 15 of the important skills for all of us, but especially for the younger generations.

  • Skills in new technologies
  • Active listening
  • Adaptability
  • Self-discipline
  • Learning autonomy
  • Ability of virtual collaboration
  • Interpersonal communication and teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Empathy
  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Critical thinking and solving of complex problems
  • Cultural intelligence and diversity
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Collaborative leadership and initiative
  • Solving of complex problems

The skills you acquire in your student years and at your first job can help you build a successful future career. Invest in your training, get involved in unique projects, organize, plan, put ideas into practice. Gaining this set of competences will ensure that you are prepared and can easily find a job or advance in your career, no matter which direction the labor market will be headed in the future!

During the event, be online to interact LIVE with the companies present, to apply for available jobs in real time and to watch the interactive discussions, webinars, company presentations, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/ 3013125782084960/

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