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National Careers Guidance Show 2023
A prediction of the future is a statement about what may happen in the future. Predictions can be made in many areas, such as politics, technology, and education.
The field of education offers many predictions that come to fruition. One example is the inclusion of students with special needs into general education classrooms. This began as a suggestion in the 1990s and is now the norm.
Career guidance professionals often use similar theories and predictions to those of educators. They also offer suggestions and pathways for future careers that may be unknown now, but will be common in the near future.
This article will discuss some careers guidance professionals expect to see more of in the coming years and how you can prepare for them. These include emerging fields like virtual reality (VR) engineering and artificial intelligence (AI) software development.
The impact of technology on careers
A major change expected in the next few years is the increased use of AI, or artificial intelligence. As technologies like chatbots and machine learning become more prevalent, their impact on the workplace will be significant.
Chatbots will allow businesses to automate some of their interactions with customers, making it easier for users to retrieve information. This will likely reduce customer service staff needs, but may also improve customer satisfaction due to quicker answers to questions.
As machines become smarter and more capable, they will undoubtedly play a larger role in the workplace. Already, factories are using robots to perform tasks that require precision and consistency, which can improve productivity.
People may also work alongside machines as partners rather than mere subordinates due to AI becoming more intelligent. This may cause issues with trust within the workplace as people doubt whether machines are as “smart” as they are being programmed to be.
Develop your talent
If you know what you like, then the next step is to develop your talent. How well do you know your favorite things? Can you name several things you like and why you like them? Can you explain how you would use your talents to achieve your goals?
For example, if you like music, can you play an instrument or sing? If so, then take lessons and improve your skill. Or if you like designing websites, try designing one for a nonprofit organization to help them spread the word about their mission.
If you like working with animals, find ways to take care of animals that cost little or no money. Or learn more about animal care by researching topics and attending conferences or lectures on the subject.
If you like cooking, start a food blog or share your recipes with friends and family.
What can you be good at?
So, let’s go back to the basics. What can you be good at? Well, first of all, you can be good at being you.
That sounds weird, but it’s true. You have a personality, you have strengths and weaknesses, you have likes and dislikes- these are all parts of who you are.
You can develop skills, too- like developing an interest in something and investing time and energy into improving your skill level in that thing.
If you like making art, for example, then invest in better supplies and learn how to use them to make better art. If you are not so interested in that area of development, then just stay who you are!
You could also be good at a variety of things- that is totally okay! Being flexible and adaptive can help you down the road.
What do you like?
So, let’s get down to basics: What do you like? What are your interests? What activities make you happy?
There are lots of ways to find out. You can read books and articles about your interests, explore websites and talk to friends and family about what you like.
You can also try out new things and explore opportunities that other people enjoy. For example, if you don’t like cooking, then try out a food workshop or join a project where you will not have to cook.
You can also engage in different activities that involve your interests – for example, if you like reading and writing, then try being a volunteer at a local library or writing for a magazine.
Is it an honorable career?
A few years ago, being a teacher was not seen as a prestigious job.
Many people went into education to either start their career or to supplement their income while they pursued another career they were passionate about.
With the growing stigma against teachers, young students now are exposed to this perception and begin to doubt their teachers’ abilities and the field as a whole.
This is definitely not a good thing, as students will soon realize how important their teachers are when they enter the real world and have to manage their own time and finances.
The truth is that being a teacher is one of the most important careers there is. Not only do they shape the minds of our future generation, but they provide an income that can support a family.
If you are thinking about becoming a teacher, then you should definitely give yourself some self-confidence before entering the classroom.
Are there opportunities for growth?
If you have a job, or if you’re just starting out, it can be hard to tell if there are opportunities for growth.
If you’re in a position where you’ve been at the same organization for several years, or if you’ve moved up within the same organization several times, then chances are there are opportunities for growth.
If you’re constantly being challenged and given new things to learn and do, then that’s a good sign that the organization appreciates your ability to grow.
If you feel like you’ve hit a ceiling and can’t move up anymore, then it might be time to think about making a change. It might not be easy, but it might be the best thing for you in the long run.
If you’re just starting out and aren’t quite sure if there are opportunities for growth at your organization, ask someone who has been there a while about their experience.
Is it a national or global career?
So far, we have discussed the importance of education and training in the future career. Now, let’s talk about what kind of career is best: national or global.
A national career means working in your own country. A global career means working in other countries as well. Which one is better? Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so it depends on what you want out of your career.
National careers have some advantages. The obvious one is that you don’t have to move! You are already familiar with your country and its customs, which makes it easier to start working.
You may also earn a good salary due to your country’s economy. Some companies are able to pay their employees more because they can sell their products for a higher price due to the economy being strong. You may also benefit from government programs that help support people in the workforce.
What are your strengths?
Now, let’s talk about your strengths. What are some things you do well? What qualities do you have that you feel confident and comfortable talking about?
Maybe you’re really good at solving problems, planning ahead, being creative, staying calm under pressure, communicating clearly, leading people, or working hard.
Your strengths can be a variety of things: skills, attributes, personalities, situations where you excel. For example, maybe you’re a talented painter but don’t have much business sense—in that case “creativity” would not be a strength of yours.
Most of us spend a lot of time focusing on our weaknesses—the things we don’t do well and the skills we need to improve on. But today we are going to focus on your strengths instead.