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What is the Future of Work?

What is the Future of Work?

Author: Essential Skills

Identify the importance of the 10 essential employability skills and explain their importance for the future of work.

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"The future depends on what we do in the present."
text-align: right;>Gandhi, Political Activist

Today's jobs look very different from the jobs our parents had. Whether you work in a cubicle or on a construction site, technology has changed — and is continuing to change — the ways we connect, communicate, and create in our careers. In the past, a college degree was enough to set you up for professional success. Today, employers want job candidates who also have the right skills to succeed.

The jobs of the future–like the jobs of today — will depend on skills that can’t be replaced by robots, artificial learning, or algorithms. These skills will help you perform your best in school, get hired and promoted, and future-proof your career so you can get where you want to go!

That‘s why we partnered with top employers, business leaders, and recruiters to identify 10 Essential Employability Skills that are critical to performing your best — not just in one field, but across all industries. These are skills that will prepare you for the needs of any future employer and set you up for success in a world that is constantly evolving.

As you begin to explore the 10 Skills, think about ways you can create a personalized and meaningful approach to these skills – how can you make them work for you? How can you use these skills to help shape the future you would like to live in, and the person you would like to be?