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So, the news has been awash with the prospect of humans losing their jobs to robots.  I know the question on all your minds: are the Psychologists safe?  Well, the good news dear friends, is that there is only a 1% risk of your next Psychologist being a Robot called Robbie (the link for your own job is at the end of this article).

You might, however, have been plagued by automated calls trying to sell you solar panels, instructing you which buttons to press on your phone in order to interact with the artificial seller.



The original study was carried out by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte.  The key factors that influence the likelihood of your job being automated are to do with use of Empathy, Social Intelligence and Negotiation Skills.  While it might sound like a job requiring Interaction with others is safe, these are becoming more at risk as technology is now able to interact more and more with us, as users of Cortana and Siri will appreciate.  Interestingly, the job rated most likely to be taken over by technology is the one that has already reached us: Telephone Salesperson.

However, rather than fear these developments, we should instead embrace them and take regular opportunities to review our own career paths and bolster our career resilience.  Keeping our CV up to date is always a good idea - you never know when an opportunity (or sadly, a threat) might arise.  Making that time easier by having a template prepared will be something the future you will appreciate.

Writing your CV is also a good confidence booster, particularly if you write a competency based CV.  If you haven't already seen our free article on CVs and Interviews, you can download a free copy here:http://www.edinburghcoachingservices.co.uk/images/articles/7_tips_for_CVs_and_Interviews.pdf

We recommend taking time to think about your skills and achievements and how you have been developing in your career to date.  Rather than downplaying these, take time to acknowledge the hard work you've had to put in already, and think about how you would promote this during an interview.

If you would like any support with your career, visit our career and coaching services website: www.edinburghcoachingservices.co.uk 

You can find the BBC article here to assess your own job: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34066941
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