So you’re over 35. What can you do to prepare for the coming job revolution?

Do you hate your job? Maybe you feel like you’re just having one long bad day in the office. According to research from Vodafone, those aged 31 – 35 are the most likely to be unhappy at work. The main reasons for this are feeling undervalued, feeling under motivated and being unfulfilled. The main consequence could be a desire for a complete change of direction at age 35+. But is this really possible? Given the competitive nature of the jobs market and the fact that artificial intelligence (AI) and automation could make many of today’s employment opportunities irrelevant ten years from now, is this really a wise move – and if so what are your options? Work out what you want Step 1, whatever stage of life you’re at, is to figure out what you want to do next. Being generally unhappy in your job isn’t a good reason to try something new. If you don’t have a genuine desire to do something else then it’s often worth looking at other, less drastic options. Could you ask for a

Do you realise the speed of the mobile phone revolution?

How long do you think it is since the first mobile phone? 10 years, 20 years, 25 years? No, as I write this it is 43 years since the first truly mobile phone was invented! It was designed by Motorola in 1973 and they remained a leader in mobile phone development all the way through to the end of the 2000s. You probably know the brand (famous for its Razr product), but like Nokia the business is no more supplanted by the likes of the iPhone and Andriod-based phones. Such is the pace of technological development now that if you make a strategic blunder you can be dead in the water in a couple of years. The blunder Motorola and Nokia made was not to appreciate the potential of the mobile internet and to develop operating systems for their phones that would capitalise on the opportunity. Their phones could do basic internet related things (email, surf), but it was Apple s decision to get 3rd party developers in to produce new apps that was the killer. Before Motorola and Nokia knew what h