Consider the internet revolution when choosing a career

Some people know what they want to do with their lives almost from the time they are able to walk and talk, while other may drift around between jobs for years before they finally find their calling and sadly some with never truly realize their passion. Regardless of which category you may fit into, at some point, everyone asks themselves: “What do I want to do?”, or, “what do I want to become?” It certainly is one of the toughest decisions you will have to make in your lifetime, and how you answer it could well define major parts of your life.
Most Career Advice professionals might advise you to focus on determine your skills and aptitudes, and will no doubt ask what your interests are. All of this is good and well, but for most of us, whether or not you will be able to find gainful employment within your chosen field is perhaps the most important criteria, as not too many have the luxury of only considering their likes and dislikes which charting a career path. This however always carries an element of uncertainty with it, as no one can be completely sure of what the future may hold in store, but you can have a good idea.
We are currently living in a period which is fast being defined by a new internet revolution, which will certainly play a pivotal role in shaping the future of society. The internet is quickly becoming instrumental in helping to make everyday life easier and more efficient, by connecting all facets of ourselves and our environments to devices and machines via the internet. This changing reality which we are slowly witnessing will undoubtedly improve how we produce, consume, interact and perhaps even think- and companies and not unaware of this.
With a constantly evolving environment, businesses all must ask themselves if they are in a position to take advantage of this, or will it end up proving a disadvantage. In order to update and upgrade their companies and its various systems, companies will have to invest in the human resource requirement in order to optimise their transition into this new industrial revolution. Because of the potential for machine automation in the near future, it is estimated that more than 5 million jobs will be shed globally by 2020 as a result of this. There will, however, be over 2 million jobs created within the tech sector within the same time frame. This is especially great news if you were planning on moving into a field related to computer science, mathematics or engineering.
Not everyone is technically minded and maths can be a real pain for so many- so what do these people do? Well, it’s not all doom and gloom for the rest, as there are certain things which machines cannot yet do and probably will not be able to in the foreseeable future. These vocations and required skills related to problem-solving, creative thinking, people management, and negotiation, among others. This really is an important time if you are considering or reconsidering your career options, to take a good look at the changing world of employment and determine where your place in it may be.