Do You Have A Plan B if You Lose Your Job Because Of AI Tomorrow?

The headlines are screaming it: AI is taking jobs and the Great Ai-Layoff is under way! From AI-powered marketing & communication automation to algorithmic trading, artificial intelligence is streamlining tasks and displacing managers and employees across professions and industries. Even high-tech and ICT sectors, once considered safe havens, are feeling the pinch.

But here’s the thing: panicking won’t pay the bills. The question is: Do you have a Plan B if you lose your job because of AI tomorrow? If you’re worried about AI disrupting your career, here’s a wake-up call It’s time to be proactive.

Step 1: Assessing Your Skills & Skills Gaps

Not all new jobs are created equal in the eyes of AI. Take stock of your current skillset. What are you good at that a machine might struggle with?

  • Creativity and Innovation: Machines can crunch data, but they can’t brainstorm like a human. Hone your creative problem-solving skills.
  • Social and Emotional Intelligence: Building relationships, empathy, and negotiation are human strengths. Develop these “soft skills” to future-proof your career.
  • Adaptability and Lifelong Learning: The key to survival in the AI age is the ability to learn and adapt. Embrace continuous relevant life long learning and stay curious about how to use new technologies.

Step 2: AI-Upskilling, AI-Reskilling & AI-Right-Skilling

The good news: AI isn’t just taking jobs, it’s creating new ones. Identify the in-demand skills for your next careerstep within or outside your current organization and bridge the gap with fast learning through relevant e-books online courses, workshops, or certifications if really required.

  • Become AI-literate: Understanding how AI works and how to use different Ai-tools work will give you an edge, no matter your field.
  • Specialize within your field: Niche expertise will be increasingly valuable, depending on your next careerstep ofcourse.
  • Learn to work using AI: The future of work lies human-machine partnerships. Develop the skills to effectively use different AI tools to be more creative and productive:
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Step 3: Relevant Networking and Building Your Personal Brand

Your network can be your net worth. Build strong relevant relationships with (former) colleagues and professionals in your current field or in your future job or role, including as independent entrepreneur, founder of a startup or working in a startups, a scalep or an SMEs.

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Actively manage your online presence with a professional website if you want to and relevant social media profiles on Linkedin for instance if you are looking for a new job.

Step 4: Embracing Change

Change is inevitable. Don’t see the different forms and applications of AI as a threat, see it as an opportunity to reinvent yourself. Embrace a growth mindset and view job displacement as a chance to explore new paths and potentially even find a more fulfilling career, including Leaving the corporate rat race.

Step 5: Relevant Learning & Life Long Learning

Relevant learning and fast learning in particular is key to survive the Great AI Layoff and thrive in the new age of work. Defining and implementing your personal plan b will always 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.

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As making the right choices and fast is crtitical, starting now and fast learning is key to your success and survive any crisis including the online shakeout and the great AI-layoff if you are currently working in marketin & communication, finance and even in high-tech in large bureaucratic companies.

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If you want to define and execute your personal plan-b with the right AI-skills, future-proofing yourself, including the option of 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 AI-Right-Skilling Program, contact us here today and we wil contact you for a free intake call and a quote:

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