It's almost impossible to have any conversation about the state of the tech industry today and the future of jobs and not end up discussing AI. But those "self-learning algorithms" are often human powered. And they're giving rise to a new under-class of low-paid workers.
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For the past half-decade Australian wages have barely moved after adjusting for inflation. In the United States the picture is far bleaker — the real wages of average workers have changed little in 40 years.
Not so for US chief executives. In 1965 the heads of America’s 350 biggest companies earned 20 times what the average worker did. By 2017 they earned 312 times as much.
Silicon Valley is full of college dropouts who became obscenely wealthy CEOs. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg - the list goes on and on. Of course, most of these guys had genius and/or family wealth on their side. For average Joes, scoring a high-paying salary with no qualifications is tougher - but not impossible. Here are five jobs with potential salaries in the six figures that don't require a degree.
Applying for jobs is a lot like dating: It’s a draining, often-embarrassing process that requires a lot of effort for minimal return that stretches your small talk muscles to the max. Read the situation wrong and you will find yourself locked in a horrendously unpleasant situation that you can’t escape without upending your life, so instead you try to make it work by pretending that certain important things (sex, paid time off) were actually never something you cared about.
At this end of the year, many of us are evaluating how the work year has passed, whether we're giving and getting all we can from our jobs and considering if the grass really is greener on the other side of the hill. If you're planning a job or career change in 2019, what are some the things you need to consider? What are the key skills you should develop to open up your horizons?
Dear Lifehacker, My old boss was great. She and I got along, and she was a great manager. She got a new job and left the company, and they just hired someone to replace her. He's OK; he's just getting his bearings, so I'm withholding judgement. How can I set the stage early so he and I learn to get along well and work together?
The stretch from December to January is so festive, so cheerful - and so expensive. There are the gifts for your family and friends, new outfits for dinners and parties, booze and food for your own shindigs, airfare or petrol, holiday cards... the list goes on. In my house, at least, the late-January credit bills always bring a horrified reckoning and promises to do better next year.
Looking for a job is difficult under the best of circumstances, and it gets considerably more so when you aren't prepared. Optimistically, we stick with a gig for a while even if we don't love it, neglecting to keep our resumes and other materials prepped if an opportunity comes up that we want to jump at.
I have to admit that it's been a while since I've needed to brush off my CV to apply for a job. But a recent experience with a member of my family highlighted to me how much the job search and application process has changed. Despite online profiles through LinkedIn being valuable, it's important to still have a CV according to some experts.
Thinking back to the arrival of Amazon and its recommendation engine, it's easy to see that the ability for systems to look at vast arrays of data and make decisions and take action was inevitable. What has surprised many people is the way big data has been exploited by an almost infinite pool of computing power delivered by the cloud. And that (r?)evolution means many jobs that exist today will ether disappear or substantially change.
With job-search sites now using software to help filter candidates, it's important to tailor your CV to ensure it has the highest chance of passing that first round of screening. Recruitment agency Hays recently polled over6000 people and learned that over a quarter have already tweaked the CV with another 54% planning to update over the coming year. Just one in five have no plans to bring their CV into the 21st century. So what do you need to do to get your CV algorithm-friendly?
Indeed.com defines the best jobs for job seekers as those with the combination of best pay and employer demand. And while lots of sexier roles get lots of attention, Indeed found jobs in traditional sectors, such as education, health and construction - as well as several areas in tech - satisfied those criteria most.