What Is Future-Proofing Yourself?

Many people worldwide are scared to lose their job for different reasons. One of them is the great AI-layoff that is going on since 2022 as a result of the democratization of AI. Many people worldwide including in marketing, finance and even high-tech are actually already losing their permanent job. And that is especially the case if you are currently working in a large company like a multi-national or in financial services for instance.

Then you need to right-skill yourself and fast to survive and thrive in the AI-powered economy. Depending on what your next careerstep should be or you want to take, you need to learn the right soft- and hard skills and fast. Including if you want to become a full-time solopreneur or want to start with online side-hustling as di did in 2001. Use this new how-to guide:

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At the same time, many people are looking for help in finding meaning in their work. In both case, future-proofing yourself to ensure the future of your work and income is key.

What is ‘future-proofing yourself?

Future-proofing yourself is the process of anticipating the future soft- and hard skills you personally need to minimize the effects of shocks and stresses of future events and to acquire the relevant skills for you personally in time. 

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In this definition, the word ‘relevant‘ is critical. Why? Because depending on your personal profile, your current skillset and your personal financial situation for instance, a life-event like losing your current highly-paid job will be different from the impact on other highly-educated people for instance.

And thus ‘future-proofing’ yourself will have to be an individual exercise with an individual right-skilling plan with a different sense of urgency for all of us individually. You might have to pivot your learning strategy from personal growth strategy to personal survival strategy.

As making the right choices and fast is crtitical, starting now and fast learning is key to your success if you want to survive these crises and survive and thrive in the AI- powered economy.

Reach out.

If you want help in future-proofing yourself to survive the Great AI Layoff if you are considering Leaving The Corporate Rat Race or if you want your managers and employees to learn how to do that including as part of a new virtual and hybrid outplacement program, contact us here today and we wil contact you for a free intake call and a quote:

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