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Not knowing what you want to be when you grow up may turn out to be a good thing for your career.

The world faces seismic shifts in global markets, driven by advances in technology, changing demographics and different expectations of millennial workers, all of which are changing how business is done.

There is a great deal of uncertainty about which of today’s jobs will continue to exist in even the near future. A report from the World Economic Forum last year estimated that 65 per cent of children entering primary school today will work in completely new job types that don’t yet exist.

The number of people employed in 44 per cent of occupations in the UK is declining. Our analysis of ONS statistics shows that while more than 3 million jobs have been added to the UK economy in the past 16 years, employment is falling in 160 of the 366 occupations analysed.