Robots and Artificial Intelligence taking jobs

There’s been a lot of talk of the U.S. losing jobs to other countries through bad trade deals, and anger over this issue has helped give Donald Trump the Presidency.

Yet reality is much more complicated, as automation, robots and now artificial intelligence are also a huge factor, and these trends will help destroy even more jobs in the years to come.

Some of this is obvious. Just think about all of the robots and automation that have reduced the number of workers needed in manufacturing. We all want high wages for workers, but higher wages give companies even more motivation to automate more of the manufacturing process. As robots get smarter and more sophisticated, this trend will only accelerate.

Then consider artificial intelligence and the potential to make lawyers and accountants so much more efficient, which then reduces the need for more lawyers and accountants.

This trend will only accelerate, which raises tough issues for our leaders, particularly those who offer simplistic solutions to difficult problems.

  

Tricky interview question from Steve Ballmer

Should you play this game? Check out the interview question that Steve Ballmer loved to ask when he was a Microsoft. Naturally, the relevance of the question depends on the job in question, as you’ll see in the video . . .

  

Companies that Hire Veterans

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Once our men and women return from their tour of duty, there is a period of limbo. Becoming a civilian can sometimes be a hard task for many of our soldiers. Simple task like grocery shopping and even finding a job can be over whelming and foreign. There are many companies out there that are trying to help get soldier back into their civilian lifestyle.

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Verbs for your resume

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As you write your resume, it’s easy to use common phrases and verbs like “led” and “increased” as you describe some of your accomplishments.

This article from Time has some great suggestions of other verbs you can use in place of more commonly used verbs and phrases.

  

Manage your assets for flexibility

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There are so many factors that lead to career flexibility. Some have to do with education and experience. It’s also important to have the courage to take chances and not be afraid to fail or try something new. But you financial situation can also be a huge factor. If you take better care of your finances, you will be less likely to have financial constraints affect your decision when presented with a riskier career opportunity.

This can also help you of course with your long-term financial planning for you and your family.

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