How to Tell if You Will be Replaced by Robots

robots take your job

Stood in front of a class of year 10s, I’ve just finished telling students about what they should consider when choosing their next steps. It’s then time to bring out the stat:

60% of you will work in jobs that currently don’t exist

Those of you who know me in real life know that I love a good stat. This one, however, is a rarity for me as it’s not a good stat – it’s not that widely backed. In fact, looking online there are a wide range of figures suggesting how many new jobs a random group of teenagers will be doing. [Read more…]

Three Basic CV Mistakes You’re Making

CV Mistakes

A good CV is paramount to getting a good job, but we spend so little time learning how to write them well. Even if you get a template, or read a guide, there are small mistakes that can give off the wrong impression.

Here’s a quick and simple check list of three things you have probably overlooked in your CV. You’d be surprised how many people make this mistakes! [Read more…]

What’s Unconcious Bias and Do You Have It?

Cambridge Botanic Garden

As many of you know, every Sunday I run a Japanese speaking group for bilinguals wanting to chat. A week or so ago, we decided that we’d like to go to Cambridge’s Botanic Garden for an outing.

We usually have around 8 or so members each week, but this time we had 12. Not a problem; we were the first through the gates, and had our own picnics to eat half way around.

We decided to sit for our lunch after we came out of the gorgeous greenhouses, half of us sat at a picnic table and half of us on the grass. [Read more…]

Apparently Young People Want Office “Chill-out Zones”

chill out zone

There seems to be a really tricky situation in recruitment right now, whereby companies are complaining that young people don’t have the skills (both technical and social) to be attractive hires, and at the same time young people are complaining that companies just don’t look very good places to work.

Last year it was reported that we had a record number of new businesses; it could be that young people disgruntled with working life just up and make it on their own instead. Why morph to fit into a working culture made by previous generations when you can start alone and make the rules yourself? [Read more…]

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