Category Archives: Careers

Will Robots Take My Job?

From the “About” page of willrobotstakemyjob.com:

In 2013 Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne published a report titled “The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?”. The authors examine how susceptible jobs are to computerisation, by implementing a novel methodology to estimate the probability of computerisation for 702 detailed occupations, using a Gaussian process classifier.

According to their estimates, about 47 percent of total US employment is at risk. Although the report is specific to the US job market, it is easy to see how this might apply all over the world.

We extracted the jobs and the probability of automation from the report and have made it easy to search for your job. We’ve added some additional information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to provide some additional information about the jobs.

Kiwi IT Specialist Makes a Difference in Africa

Every year, around 1,000 volunteers from up to 40 nations (including New Zealand) serve with Mercy Ships. While you can imagine there would be plenty of demand for professionals like surgeons, cooks, mariners and teachers, digitisation has seen IT positions become far more sought after.

Jonathan Clark, a trained information services specialist is a perfect example. In August 2016, Jonathan joined his wife Steph (a nurse) for three months aboard the Africa Mercy, in Benin, West Africa.

Read more here.

Jonathon Clark spent three months as an IT professional supporting medical services for developing nations.

TERRIBLE CLIENTS EXPLAINED WITH PIRATES

Here’s a pithy article on managing clients’ demands.

“They crash in through the door, shoving a proposal in your face – it’s on fire. They need a website and they needed it yesterday – if possible, by last weekend. You do work on weekends, don’t you?

Mr. Urgent could be trying to squeeze more work out of you in fewer hours, but it’s more likely that they simply suck at planning – so it’s super important that you don’t.”

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