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Fast Company featured President Marvin Krislov in "Ivanka, coronavirus, and the messy truth about the ‘skills gap’"

07/16/2020

Fast Company featured President Marvin Krislov in "Ivanka, coronavirus, and the messy truth about the ‘skills gap’"

In the end, we are still tinkering around the edges with all of this. We need to think much bigger—on the scale of “a GI Bill for upskilling workers,” as Pace University President Marvin Krislov has suggested.

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"Fast Company" featured assistant director of Career Services Jim Davis in "These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future"

06/20/2018

"Fast Company" featured assistant director of Career Services Jim Davis in "These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future"

Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different due to technology, the economy, the environment, and politics, according to the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a not-for-profit think tank that helps organizations plan for the future.

The evolving workplace is creating a skills divide, says Adam Miller, CEO of Cornerstone, a talent management software and systems provider that partnered with IFTF to create a future skills study. “We have a very large group of jobs that require relatively few high-level skills, and a lot of those jobs will become obsolete in the future, being automated away,” he says. “On the flip side, highly technical jobs are wide open because there aren’t enough people with the skills to fill them. Whether or not employees recognize it, the half-life of their skills is shorter than it used to be.”

If you want to compete and stay relevant in the marketplace, you’ve got to master five “super skills,” according to IFTF:

A tribe

As the economy embraces gig work and crowdsourcing, having a personal tribe becomes critical. “You’ll need to master the many different kinds of trade: open, private, or public goods. And with the world shifting shapes all the time, you’ll need to think like a designer to make the shapes you want,” according to IFTF.

“To be successful in building a career and maintaining financial stability in this environment, relying on your personal network is key,” says Jim Davis, assistant director of Pace University’s Career Services Department. “It has been proven many times that networking is the most effective way to land a new position or new job.”

Understanding this and dedicating time to build and cultivate your network throughout your career will help open opportunities when it’s time to make a career change.

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