When I was at school, the 'career question' was, "what do you want to *be* when you leave school?". Today, we need to be encouraging young and old people alike to answer, "what do you want (or need) to *do* next?". Its time to ditch the concept of fixed occupations with their fixed activities and tasks. And its time to stop preaching academic knowledge as if we were still preparing people for lifelong careers amid the the first Industrial Revolution. Instead, let's embrace the ambiguity and innovation we can see coming today by helping young people to learn the skills they need to adapt and flourish tomorrow.