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What if a robot took away your job? Seven survival tips to stay relevant

Admin| Feb 22, 2017 - 11:31 PM India

What if a robot took away your job? Seven survival tips to stay relevant

Have automation and mergers forced you to have a rethink about your career prospects? If this is still not ringing a bell, then it is time you wake up and smell the coffee! Consulting firm Capgemini India says a majority of India’s IT workforce cannot imbibe the required emerging skill­sets, and warns of high job losses in middle and senior levels. So if robots are really coming for your job, do you have fallback option?

Here are a few points you should keep in mind.

1. Slash expenses and form a new budget
This is the most important step you need to take if you get the pink slip. Depending on your savings and fund availability, you will have to re­frame the
household budget.

2. Reach out to professional network, family, friends
Another good avenue to exploit is your professional and personal network. Reach out to your former teachers, colleagues, friends, associates, and even family members.

3. Update resume, tap online portals
If you can’t find a suitable role in your existing firm, begin an aggressive search outside. Rebuild your resume, update your professional online profile and tap online job portals.

4. Don’t badmouth your employer
No matter how unjust your dismissal, do not badmouth your boss or organisation. If word gets around, you will find it hard to find a new job because no one wants a whiner and you would have burnt your bridges with your employer as well.

5. Don’t panic or stress out
Financial obligations can push you into depression, but if you allow yourself to lose control, it will show in the interviews for the new job. Focus on your skills and be proactive in finding a job, instead of waiting for a call or moping.

6. Don’t dip into retirement corpus
At no cost, dip into your retirement savings, because even after finding a job, you are unlikely to rebuild the corpus immediately, losing out on the investment opportunity.

7. Don’t take the first job offered
The temptation may be strong, but avoid the desperate bid for the first job that comes your way if it offers a very low salary or does not suit your skills. You will take a long time to raise your income and become frustrated.

Source : http://content.timesjobs.com/robot-took-away-job-seven-survival-tips-stay-relevant/

 

 

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