Stuck In Job Roles With A Bleak Future? Fear Not. Stay Relevant By Upskilling In These Domains

Publication: Higher Education Digest
September 12, 2022

Mr Ambrish Sinha is the Chief Executive Officer of UNext Learning- backed by Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG). Mr Sinha is an accomplished business leader with deep experience in managing businesses across multiple sectors. He has successfully straddled the corporate and start-up world and is deeply passionate about technology and the impact it can create to transform businesses and communities at large. His focus is on building UNext as a strong platform that makes learning in a digital world easy, seamless and on the go, where it can truly replicate the offline learning environment in an online world. Ambrish provides strategic leadership to the company by working closely with the Board of Directors and the Management Team of UNext. Ambrish holds an MBA from TAPMI and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Pune. He has also completed the Global Enterprise Leaders’ Program from Insead, France in 2018. Mr.Sinha ran the business side of Zopper, which built India’s first hyperlocal marketplace and smart ERP system for small retailers.  Zopper raised 20 million USD from investors like Tiger Global, Nirvana and Blume. A part of Zopper’s business was acquired by PhonePe in 2018. Before this he has worked in the financial and managerial sectors and has held leadership roles at HDFC Life, ICICI Prudential and TVS Motor Company. 

Due to the advent of newer technologies across verticals, today’s job opportunities have managed to outgrow traditional job roles by leaps and bounds. With digital innovations disrupting the traditional way of work by creating new business models, industries &  job roles, you will, without a doubt, be haunted by the thoughts of becoming redundant and having a bleak future.

Feeling stagnant in your career and being unable to move anywhere can be increasingly overwhelming. LinkedIn’s recent report states that 71% of professionals question their abilities at work more now than before the pandemic. In situations like these, upskilling and reskilling become a necessity rather than just an option. Although we can acquire new skills and abilities while working, there is a significant gap in maintaining our relevance unless we actively upskill ourselves. To put it in context, the World Economic Forum predicts that by 2025, 50% of all employees will need reskilling.

Working professionals today are conscious of constantly upskilling themselves to future-proof their careers and remain relevant in the workforce. But it is also crucial to understand in which domain you want to upskill yourself. 

If you are apprehensive about working in a field that you feel will soon become obsolete, do not fear. Upskilling in the following emerging technology domains will help you stay relevant and boost your career transition journey.

Business Analytics: Business analytics is finding applications across a wide range of industries, including media, FMCG, and telecom. As per Market Research, the Indian analytical market is expected to go up to INR 11,200.42 billion by 2027. This indicates that the demand for competent business analytics professionals will continue to increase in the near future.

Product Management: With more than 34,000 jobs available on indeed.com and 19,000+ jobs on LinkedIn, the product management realm is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after domains in the country and worldover.

Cyber Security: In today’s digital-first world, building a solid data profile for business growth and protecting the same from cyber attacks are the two most crucial aspects for any organization. Owing to this, the demand for expert cyber security professionals will keep on growing, making it a future-proof and lucrative career path.

Cloud Computing: If you have followed the evolution curve of cloud computing in the business world, you will see that it is seen to be the future of business. According to a report by NASSCOM, India’s talent pool of cloud professionals is set to grow to 1.5 million in 2025.

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Leaders who have optimized their businesses by embracing the seismic wave of digitisation in the corporate ecosphere expect artificial intelligence to stimulate growth and business profitability. As per McKinsey & Company, around 70% of businesses will adopt at least one AI technology by 2030.

Upskilling in the domains listed above will aid you in staying relevant in the competitive market, and you will be able to contemplate your career transformation confidently. Your new skills can open doors to greater responsibilities and give you a way to pursue your passion for greater professional fulfillment. UNext Jigsaw is a pioneer in imparting knowledge to aspiring learners in the space of emerging technology. Check out the array of certified, robust upskilling programs that UNext Jigsaw offers for professionals from all walks of life to aid them in charting a successful career.

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