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How to AI-proof Your Career
The robots ain’t coming, they’re here. With headlines like, “Tech Companies Slashing Thousands of Jobs to Pivot Toward AI,” it could be easy to feel down in the dumps about the robots coming for your job.
But fear not, Impact Jobber. We’re going to teach you how to AI-proof your career so you don’t get left in the dark ages.
Here’s the first thing to keep in mind: AI will never be able to replace human work. But it is going to change how humans work.
The first step to AI-proofing your career is to accept that it’s here, and you can’t resist it forever. The more you can learn to use AI tools to enhance your work and become more productive, the better off you’ll be.
Incorporating AI into your work will also make you adaptable, which is a trait that employers love. Become that employee who can take on new challenges, learn on the job, and thrive in the midst of change.
The next step is to maintain and build the skills that make you valuable. For example, if you’re in a research position, AI tools may help with the research process. However, they can’t (at this point) do the deep research that requires a human brain and a set of eyes.
Look at what AI can do and develop skills to take it further. Sure, maybe ChatGPT can write a blog, but it can’t write the blog you will write when you’re an experienced and masterful copywriter.
There’s another thing the robots can’t do (yet…): build valuable relationships. Working on your emotional intelligence, becoming a great communicator, and building strong work relationships can go a long way in AI-proofing your career.
Rest assured that you can let go of your fear and embrace the future. Humans will always need humans, especially in the social impact industry. At least that’s what the robot that wrote this article said.
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