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Is AI really going to make your jobs irrelevant? How can job seekers adapt?

AI has certainly shown the potential to automate and improve day-to-day tasks and business processes.


The rapid advancements in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are undeniably revolutionising the way businesses are working. AI has certainly shown the potential to automate and improve day-to-day tasks and business processes. This has led to some nervousness among professionals across the world as to whether AI is going to soon make their jobs irrelevant. While it is good to be cautious as it makes us be more proactive in adapting to new technologies and practices. However, the notion that AI is going to make jobs irrelevant and put people out of jobs isn’t accurate.

Technology has been advancing, and there have been so many exciting and transformative innovations happening for more than 100 years now. Technology has not only made life easier for humans and has been a key driver in improving the living standards of mankind by creating so many possibilities but also has created all kinds of jobs across industries. AI is yet another such advancement which is here to make our lives better and not to put people out of jobs. AI tools like the latest sensation, ChatGPT, are here to provide professionals with assistance in improving their work, making processes efficient, and much more.

Now, it is inevitable that technology will keep on evolving. The immediate question is how we humans evolve with it. There is no point in fearing tech like AI. An appropriate response is to inculcate a learning spirit and leverage this technology to make progressive strides in our individual fields. Let’s talk a bit more about what job seekers and professionals can do to adapt to tech innovations like AI —


  1. Practice lifelong learning — with the exponentially rising technological transformations, it has become a necessity for professionals as well as aspiring job seekers to embrace the practices of lifelong learning. Continuous learning, upskilling, and staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends are the keys to stay relevant as well as progress in the current professional scenario. For instance, the various design tools available in the market are coming up with new versions every few months. Here, to keep up with the industry and have a competitive advantage, it is quintessential for a graphic designer to stay abreast with the latest tools and trends.
  2. Foster soft skills — while technology like AI is becoming intelligent by the second, it still has a long way to go. Technology still needs human interference and intelligence to drive it. Soft skills like communication skills, interpersonal skills, creativity, emotional intelligence, and cultural sensitivity are what set us humans apart from technology. These are highly valued by recruiters and professionals must focus on fostering and improving their soft skills set in order to stand out.
  3. Become agile — if the tech advancements and situations like Covid-19 pandemic have taught us anything, it’s that the future is unpredictable. Hence, a key skill to have now is agility and adaptability. A professional needs to be agile in order to adapt to new technologies, learn new practices and skills in their domain, and even  pivot their career paths.
  4. Build relationships and leverage networks — in a world where a lot of processes like recruitment, administration, operations, etc. are being partially driven by technology, building relationships and establishing a professional network could go a long way. This could not only help in finding new work opportunities in the future but also can prove to be truly helpful in getting insights into the latest industry trends.
  5. Leverage AI powered learning — last but not the least, turn AI into your friend. AI has opened so many doors for those who are keen on learning the latest technologies and skills, and advance in their fields. Edtech companies are actively providing courses with updated content on getting learners adept with the skills in the field of AI. Edtech brands are also leveraging AI to deliver customised and interactive learning solutions to their learners.


About the author: Sarvesh Agrawal is the Founder & CEO 

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