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The Foundation for Young Australians’ latest report takes a radical new approach to jobs, careers and work

It is estimated that Australians will change employers 17 times across 5 different careers in their working life. The reality facing young people deciding on a career path is that many jobs of the future do not yet exist. So how do you prepare for your future career?

the new work mindset report coverResearchers for The new work mindset wanted to find out what skills would support young people across a diverse working life. A new ‘cluster’ algorithm was created to identify skills that were easily transferable between different roles across multiple fields. After analysing 2.7 million online job advertisements the algorithm identified 7 new job clusters.

These are the Generators, the Artisans, the Informers, the Coordinators, the Technologists, the Designers and the Carers. Within each cluster researchers found a high portability of skills across roles. Instead of thinking about their ‘dream job’ young people should be planning for their ‘dream cluster’.

Download the report from the Foundation for Young Australians website.

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