Who Moved my Cheese? Your Personal Survival Guide in the Age of AI

The fear of AI losing your current job after the democratization of AI started in 2022, resulting in the great AI layoff in a number of disciplines including in marketing & communication, finance, writing and even ICT is real. But fretting like Hem won’t help. The best selling managementbook “Who Moved My Cheese?” offers valuable lessons to navigate this potential cheese disappearance. Meaning your job, your work, your source of income.

  • Embrace Relevant Lifelong Learning: AI thrives on repetitive tasks. The key to staying relevant? Fast learning the right soft and hard skills that complement AI, not compete with it, depending on your next careerstep:
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  • Action Step: Identify your unique strengths – creativity, communication, problem-solving. Take online courses or workshops to hone these skills. Consider pursuing certifications relevant to the future of your field if that is really necessary for your next careerstep or career change.
  • Shift Your Mindset: Instead of fearing AI, see it as a powerful tool.
    • Action Step: Explore how AI can enhance your current work or your future work. Can it automate tedious tasks, freeing your time for higher-level thinking? Can it analyze data to provide valuable insights? Learn the relevant basics of AI and how it might impact your current role or future role.
  • Become a Scurry: Be proactive in your job and work search. Don’t wait for the cheese to vanish completely.
    • Action Step: Network with relevant people online and offline and stay updated on emerging relevant online trends. Build a strong online presence showcasing your skills and experience. Practice your interview skills and tailor your resume to highlight your unique value proposition in the age of AI if you want to find a new fixed job. Or else, forget that.

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  • Focus on Your Value: AI can’t replicate human qualities like empathy, critical thinking, problem solving and servant leadership.
    • Action Step: Identify how your current skills and experiences can be applied to new roles that leverage these human strengths. Consider ‘pivoting’ to a related field where AI is less likely to automate your work or to a completely new work environment, away from toxic leadership for instance
  • Stay Positive: Change is inevitable, but it can also be an opportunity.
    • Action Step: Develop a growth mindset AND a survival mindset at the same time. View any disruption as a chance to learn new thingsand potentially find a more fulfilling career path. Finding meaning in your work and in your life.

Remember, in the bestselling who moved my cheese managementbook, the two mice Sniff and Scurry weren’t afraid to venture out into the maze. By adopting a proactive and adaptable approach, you can not only survive the rise of AI but also thrive in the ever-evolving job market.

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