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Year of AI – Upskilling in the Age of AI – 3 Actionable Steps

In the “Year of AI,” are you feeling challenged by all the talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI)? You’re not alone. In this article we’ll talk about one of the biggest concerns – keeping your skills fresh and relevant in the AI-age.

How can upskilling keep you ahead of your career competition? Let’s explore.

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Year of AI? The Future is Now: Upskilling for the Age of AI – 3 Actionable Steps To Stay Relevant

“… 2024 seems poised to continue to accelerate AI’s adoption and integration …

In the “Year of AI,” are you feeling challenged by all the talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI)? You’re not alone. In this article we’ll talk about one of the biggest concerns – keeping your skills fresh and relevant in the AI-age.

As I write this in early 2024 we seem to be in the transition to AI with daily news articles and segments praising AI or warning of humanity’s impending doom because of it. While AI isn’t new, the capabilities have really taken off in the last year or so and 2024 seems poised to continue to accelerate AI’s adoption and integration.

Let’s explore what the “AI-Age” may mean for your career and talk about some opportunities you can take advantage of to stay ahead of your career competition!

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Hi Mindringer! Remember that sinking feeling when you first heard about robots taking over jobs? Yeah, me too.

But here’s the good news: it’s not a robot apocalypse, it’s an exciting evolution!

And guess what? We’re not just surviving, we can thrive in this AI age.

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How can I thrive in the age of AI?

“… the future belongs to those who embrace change …”

How can you thrive in the AI-age? By upskilling! Forget the fancy tech talk, focus on what robots can’t do: creativity, problem-solving, communication, leadership. Sharpen your human skills so that you can leverage AI as a tool and watch your career skyrocket.

Lifelong learning? Sounds dull, right? Wrong! Imagine turning it into a treasure hunt for your hidden talents. Data science, cybersecurity, human-computer interaction – maybe one of these sparks your inner tech geek. Discover your passion for coding, design thinking, or even ethical AI practices.

Even if you aren’t interested in finding a new position – the right AI knowledge can help you do your current job and other tasks better and faster than ever before. Cool, right?

Feeling lost? Don’t worry, change is almost always confusing and scary at first. That’s where a career coach becomes your upskilling BFF. They’ll help you find your strengths, explore options, and create a personalized learning plan.

Remember, the future belongs to those who embrace change. So, what are you waiting for? Start your upskilling adventure today and if (when) you’re ready reach out to me and Mindring for a helping hand.

“That’s all good advice but where do I start?” – glad you asked. Check out the 3 action steps below for some ideas.

3 Actionable Steps to Stay Relevant in the AI-Age:

  1. Identify your current strengths:
    > Take a skills assessment or personality test to discover your natural talents and areas for growth.
    > Use the information to help identify focus areas where AI can help streamline tasks and free up time for you to leverage your higher thought skills (i.e. things AI can’t do well).
  2. Explore AI-compatible fields:
    > Does a shift to a position where AI will play a major role sound interesting?
    > Research emerging fields like data science, machine learning, or robotic process automation to see what aligns with your interests and skills.
  3. Start small and build momentum:
    > Choose one online course, attend a workshop, or read a book on a specific skill you want to develop.
    > Don’t spread yourself too thin. Pick something that you can accomplish and finish it! That’s something you can feel good about and build on (versus neglecting and feeling like a “chore”).
  4. BONUS:
    > Of course you can work with a career coach (like me at Coaching by Mindring) to explore your interests and needs even deeper and take advantage of free materials and courses directly related to practical AI use.
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You Have a Choice – What path will you decide to take?
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Final Thoughts…

“… You can choose to ignore it …
Or you can take the alternate path …”

The bottom line is you get to choose how you react to the AI transition.

You can choose to ignore it and hope it doesn’t impact you and it will likely overwhelm you and impact you in ways you never see coming.

Or you can take the alternate path of learning how your skills can be used in collaboration with AI to achieve a whole new level of value. The few who take this path will be the ones who not only survive the transition but thrive because of their actions.

Which one do you want to be?

Interested in exploring deeper? Contact me with your thoughts. Career coaching or personal coaching is often extremely valuable to exploring your values/ strengths/ knowledge/ etc., developing actionable plans from the self-exploration, and so forth. Even if you have a talent for self-exploration, collaborating with a coach can help accelerate the process – helping you reach your goals faster and more effectively.

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