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  You must have heard that robots will take over jobs. This is a global phenomenon. And whether you like it or not, technology will define the future of the workforce. Jobs like administration and banking will soon be phased out by Artificial Intelligence. According to Forbes, there are many ways, however, that Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality will change the landscape of the job force. Bankers will likely become a thing of the past; even today’s ATM is capable of doing 90% of a banker’s job. Office jobs will change, too, as more administrative and clerical tasks can be automated due to technological advancements. Aside from the advent of technology taking jobs, many workers are not trained for the 21st century. Their college degrees are not suiting the exigencies of the century. Therefore, many are faced with the threat of their job or career going extinct. In this article, I discuss a list of practical things to do when your career is faced with the threat of extinction.
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  • Skill Up And Freelance 
Skilling up is about learning a new set of skills or refurbishing the old ones to meet up with new demands. Our contemporary world is in dire need of new skills that are in demand now. These skills range from Web Development to Digital Marketing to App Development, Content Writing, Virtual Assistance, Software Development, Product Management, Email Marketing, Graphics Designing, Transcription, Translation, Social Media Marketing Affiliate Marketing and so on. There are both paid and free online classes where you can learn these skills. After learning one or more of these, you can choose to be a freelancer or get paid employment. However, freelancing opportunities are fast becoming a trend in our world today. Freelancing outlets like Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer and Remotify offer great freelancing opportunities.
  • Become A Career/Business Consultant 
With your years of experience as a career person, becoming a career or business consultant is another practical thing to do when you want to jump off a diminishing career. Experience is a rich resource and a great advantage for building a successful consultancy. You have interacted with humans and have firsthand experience in the workplace, which can serve as an important resource if you refine them. The most practical way to do this is to build an online community either on social media or a website where you offer insights into business growth and development as a thought leader. You can engage in the business advisory as a business, whether driven by humans or robots, and must follow the universal laws and principles of business growth. Furthermore, by creating a niche in career growth and development, you can be the best fit for going into blogging. Here are seven steps to follow to make money blogging: 
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  • Set up your self-hosted blog
  • Start publishing great content
  • Build organic traffic to your website 
  • Build a community around your brand 
  • Start selling ads
  • Sell products and services 
  • Engage in affiliate marketing.
  • Start An Online Class
Online teaching is another trend that people who are facing the existential threat of career extinction can easily do and earn profitably from. This is a bit different from being a consultant. Let me give you an example. Looking inwards and teaching your favourite subject or course on YouTube or other media outlets is a superb way to go. A career person can decide to teach Mathematics, Physics, English, German, French, Chemistry and others on YouTube. You can choose to discuss Digital Marketing, Dropshipping, and so on. All he or she has to do is get the necessary material, study, learn and share. Apart from teaching, you can be a creative content teacher, where you can choose to teach your talent for a fee. Many YouTubers left their 9 to 5 jobs to teach people how to bake queens’ cakes on YouTube. All it takes is looking within and being patient. Featured Image Source: The Human Capital Hub
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This article was first published on 10th April 2022


Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.

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