It is no secret how Bitcoin and blockchain technology are creating a ton of new jobs these days. With so many startups and established companies looking to expand their services, hiring staff is an important part of the process. When talking about the job market of the future, digital currency will play an integral role. After all, we are in the Information Age, where digitized services will become more common than ever before.
Preparing For A Job In The Information Age
Anyone who is looking for a new job, or entering the job market for the very first time, will be aware of how companies demand them to have some form of knowledge about computers and digital services. Whereas it was sufficient to be knowledgeable on Word and Excel a few years ago, companies are becoming more demanding.
Frequent Internet usage is always a plus when looking for a new job, simply because this tool has become such a viable learning platform. What may start out as a funny cat video will lead to DIY videos on plumbing and even learning a new language in a matter of hours. There is virtually nothing that cannot be found on the Internet, and it is creating a completely new breed of employee.
But at the same time, people have to keep in mind how knowledge in the Information Age is about more than using social media accounts. In fact, one could go as far as saying that job applicants should be aware of when not to use social media at all, as it will definitely influence their chances of landing the job.
Some of the more mundane tasks humans complete right now, will become completely redundant in the future. Administration, for example, is a sector that employs millions of people around the world. But in the Information Age, everything is becoming digitized, removing the need for admin assistants and any other position involved in dealing with paper and filing.
While it will take several years until a major shift takes place, the blockchain – which powers the Bitcoin protocol – will start to play a bigger role in the business world as well. Right now, there is a lot of focus on its financial capabilities, but there is much more to distributed ledgers than just recording transactions. In fact, no one knows what this technology will be capable of once more developers focus their attention on wielding this powerful tool .
Preparing for a [new] job in the Information Age is not an easy task. A lot of people will need to learn new skills, an idea what will e met with lots of criticism and resistance. However, there is no denying the human workforce will need to evolve and cope with new demands and needs in the business sector. Failing to do so will lead to unemployment, while others will take their place because they were properly prepared.
There is no better time than now to explore new boundaries and pick up new skills that will be beneficial in the Information Age. Consumers have plenty of options to choose from, as they can hone skills in various fields of expertise. Change is coming to our society as we know it, and those who are not prepared for it, will be left out.
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