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Tomorrow’s Jobs Today

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I got this book to help my son work his way through options for working in the future.
Full of advice on how to spot and take opportunities, build relationships and managing the big changes in the future, including technology and using information.
Focused, informative and useful for anyone who wants to drive revenues in their jobs and deliver high quality customer service.
Highly recommended.
4.5 Stars ⭐️ 
Thanks to Netgalley for allowing me to read this book in return for a fair review.
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I was glad to read it, being interested in what today's experts in emerging tech fields believe the future may hold and how to prepare for it. I think it's difficult for any large volume of interviews to maintain a certain level of engagement. The interviewees were diverse though and it was nice to have a large cross-section of experiences to glean from. The first interview was definitely my favorite, "Blockchain for Common Good." It's such an interesting technology and fascinating how it's being used to facilitate "fair trade" goals through increasing production transparency. I also found the interview of the librarian in politics very interesting and the conflict between a librarian's value of data privacy and desire to market the services of libraries and secure their future. There are people in data science/AI fields, information governance, etc. It was nice to gain familiarity with the developing vernacular to describe these emerging fields. Given the brevity of the interviews, the more heady subjects were given very superficial treatment. Overall, the book was very optimistic about "Tomorow's Jobs," with no mention of Frey and Osborne's "The Future of Employment" and concerns around how automation will impact the job market. One concern I have is, considering how this is marketed towards high school students trying to decide what fields to study and careers to pursue, I don't feel like this book has very deep insights into how the job market may look 5-6 years down the road when such a student will likely emerge from academia to pursue a career, supposing they don't also pursue graduate school. There is mention of soft skills and "mindsets" however, which may prove useful to this demographic. Overall, the book is worth a look.
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Great book, shows a plethora of future potential jobs, would highly recommend, Can't wait for more books from this author.
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