Skill, re-skill and re-skill again. How to keep up with the future of work | World Economic Forum

Every five years, your skills are about half as valuable as they were before

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The jobs market is well into the 21st century. So why isn’t our education system?

Today’s jobs are vastly different than they were a generation ago. All of us, from Gen Zers to Boomers, are facing a working world that is more changeable and unpredictable than ever.

The days of working for 40 years at one job and retiring with a good pension are gone. Now the average time in a single job is 4.2 years, according to the US. Bureau of Labor Statistics. What’s more, 35% of the skills that workers need — regardless of industry — will have changed by 2020

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