The Reality of Automation and the Future of Work

The threat of automation is not a new thing, nor are the worries that come with it. In the early 19th century, textile artisans in the Luddite movement fought automation for fear of losing their jobs and livelihood. They worried that newly developed automation (think basic machinery) would leave them jobless. While it’s true that changes did occur, by the time the 20th century came along, employment-to-population ratios rose despite these technological advances. The workforce generally is good at adapting to new technology, and while automation will continue to take over new tasks as it evolves, humans don’t have as much to worry about as they may think. As a job seeker, here are three things to know about automation: 

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Feeling Restless? Tools For Deciding Whether It Is Time To Look For A New Job


Every professional gets restless from time to time. No matter how much you might like your job, it is natural for job satisfaction to ebb and flow.  So what do you do when that sense of restlessness sticks around longer than usual? Is it time to look for greener pastures, or you should you just continue to ride it out? Here are three things you can do that will help you determine whether it is time to start looking for your next job:

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3 Smart Ways to Stay Productive this Summer


Summer, and the warm weather that comes with it, is finally here! While summer is good for the soul, it can present distractions that can hinder your work. Studies show that productivity can drop up to 20% in the summer months and projects can take 13% longer to complete. Luckily, there are some simple ways to keep your productivity up while still enjoying the summer:

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Don’t Let Halloween Photos Come Back to Haunt You


Halloween gives us a chance to try on alternate identities and let our inner wild-child out to play. It can be a lot of fun, but with the internet being the place where nothing ever dies, those photos can come back to haunt you in your job search. Even if you think it shouldn’t matter and you wouldn’t want to work for the kind of employer who would care, it’s always best to leave yourself as many options as possible. You can still have fun if you follow a few simple rules about how you share the fun via social media. Continue reading “Don’t Let Halloween Photos Come Back to Haunt You”

Busy Life? How to Gain Job Skills When You Don’t Have a Lot of Free Time


Thanks to technology and changing market demands, job requirements are evolving at a breakneck pace. The skills that got you a job three years ago may not be enough to get an interview today, so you need to adapt and learn new skills to stay competitive. However, between jobs and family and other commitments, who has the time? Here are three expert tips that will help even the busiest person learn the new skills you need. Continue reading “Busy Life? How to Gain Job Skills When You Don’t Have a Lot of Free Time”

Four Ways To Make Your Social Media More Professional And Job Search Ready


We live in a world were social media is everywhere. For many people, if it wasn’t posted on Facebook or Instagram, it didn’t actually happen. With all of the sharing we do, it is very possible that you haven’t been considering how a potential employer would view your posts. When it comes to finding a job, certain posts can come back to bite you, so here are four ways to make your social media more professional. Continue reading “Four Ways To Make Your Social Media More Professional And Job Search Ready”

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