Are you a parent? Chances are that you worry a lot about your kid’s future and keep thinking about what they will become when they grow up. This is why you’re always ensuring that they grow up healthy, happy, and get the best education possible so that they can be successful in their life.
But here we want to tell you one thing that the future occupations are absolutely dynamic. As if you even look at the current scenario many jobs did not even exist earlier, so the occupations of tomorrow are pretty unpredictable.
As a parent, you can do a lot to help out your kids for their future success. So, depending upon the needs of the future, we have curated a list of things that will help you in helping out your kids in acing at their career choices:
Encourage Your Child’s Creativity
So, we suggest you give your child enough space to explore, innovate and create. Inspiration and motivation are the two things that they need the most A lot of people think that subjects studied in schools like English, Maths or Science, play an integral role when it comes to being successful. But if we talk practically, this might not be true because without creativity a child may not be able to use his/her knowledge or skills in the future. If your child is blessed with a creative edge, let this flourish. Creativity is something that will set your child apart from the crowd.
Make Continuous Learning A Part of Their Life
Earlier the jobs were static that required fixed skills for climbing up the stairs to success. But now this notion is changing, resumes are becoming portfolios of experiences and projects. For example, a software engineer needs to keep redeveloping his/her skills as the technology keeps changing.
The same will happen to other professionals like earlier there was only marketing, then its horizons widened with social media marketing, online marketing. A similar case happened with teachers, no one ever imagined they will be taking online classes but now it’s happening. The same will happen to every profession whether it’s law, accounting, finance, or manufacturing. for their potential growth. In the process, they will make a lot of mistakes and it’s your job to direct them to the right path.
Teach them to be a team player & cooperation skill
One of the greatest qualities that today’s successful people have is leadership skills. But how to make your child have leadership skills?
Is a child born with them or they can be instilled? Cooperation, team playing, and leadership skills are very important for future jobs as employees need to work together and complement each other for functioning as a team. Occupations like sales, design, marketing, IT, and finance are now being merged together and placed as cross-functional teams for building both solutions and products faster. Individual skills don’t matter if team playing skills are poor, as performance is now based on the team to team.
In the future, there would be no control over fields or professions for a successful career. No matter if your child becomes a CEO or an engineer, to be successful they will need to cooperate with his/her co-workers and lead teams. To have your child these skills, pass on some responsibilities to them. Like, walking the dog, feeding it, taking care of younger siblings, and indulging in group activities.
Show them how to network & be resourceful
You should have effective conversations with your children concerning their careers and help them in figuring out how they fit into the bigger picture. As billions of young people will enter the workforce, there would be a lot of competition. These conversations will help them in discovering their true identity and make them understand that the world is bigger along with many options to choose from.
Encourage your child to discuss their ambitions, aspirations with their friends and teacher, teach them how to be open to constructive criticism. Discuss with your child how important is to be receptive in a conversation and how to be a problem solver rather than a problem creator. Effective networking or communication skills will make your child understand how communication is different in the outer world apart from home and school. Help them to understand the power of networking and social skills as they create new opportunities.
Encourage passions & teach how to face failures
The most important part that you have to teach your children is how to embrace their uniqueness and their passions. A lot of times adults and children think that being successful is about earning more money but you have to clear this notion from their brains. You should help them in finding out their passions and following them, work that makes them happy should get priority instead of running after a higher pay. Most successful people aren’t always the ones who make more money, happiness, peace of mind and satisfaction are more important.
Last but not the least, you should not criticize your children when they fail. Rather teach them to learn from their failures. Too often, we as adults avoid trying new things because we are afraid of failure and when our kids want to try something new, we often think about how sad they will be if they fail. You need to forget this thought process and teach your children to learn from failures. Many successful people fail before hitting success, as it is a process of trial and error.
We hope that this article gave you more understanding of the needs of futuristic jobs. As careers are rapidly changing and there is no set of standard skills that one should acquire. Apart from this, you can talk to your children’s teachers or tutors to get a better understanding of what interests your child, their weak subjects, and what they’re passionate about.