Anton Vorina – Celje School of Economics, Higher Vocational College, Mariborska 2, 3000 Celje, Slovenia

Nikolina Vrcelj – Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Udekom Balkan, Ustanička 179, Belgrade, Serbia

Vuk Bevanda – Faculty of Social Sciences, Bulevar umetnosti 2a, 11070 Belgrade, Serbia

Keywords:                    Future competencies;
Innovative career;
New occupation


Abstract: The rapid evolution of technology, automation, and globalization is causing big changes in the workforce. This is making us think differently about jobs and skills. In the paper, we explore the new trends that are shaping the job market. We look at three important topics about the future of work. First, we try to predict what new jobs will appear and what will make them happen. Second, we study the skills that are becoming more important for doing well in workplaces that are changing. Lastly, we closely examine how humans and robots interact at work, looking at how much robots might replace humans and what that means for jobs. To do this, we analyzed articles published be­tween 2018 and 2023. We found that adaptability, creativity, critical thinking, and being good with digital technology are very important skills during these big changes.

9th International Scientific ERAZ Conference – ERAZ 2023 – Conference Proceedings: KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, hybrid – online, virtually and in person, Prague, Czech Republic, June 1, 2023

ERAZ Conference Proceedings published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia

ERAZ conference partners: Faculty of Logistics, University of Maribor, Maribor (Slovenia); University of National and World Economy – UNWE, Sofia (Bulgaria); Center for Political Research and Documentation (KEPET), Research Laboratory of the Department of Political Science of University of Crete (Greece); Institute of Public Finance – Zagreb (Croatia); Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Ohrid, University of St. Kliment Ohridski from Bitola (North Macedonia)

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Suggested citation

Vorina, A., Vrcelj, N., & Bevanda, V. (2023). Innovative Careers Ahead: Adapting to New Occupations and Competencies in the Future Workforce. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), ERAZ Conference – Knowlegde Based Sustainable Development: Vol 9. Conference Proceedings (pp. 241-248). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.


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