How can a uni degree get you tomorrow’s job?
There’s no denying we’re living in a time of rapid change. However, while times of change are disruptive, they’re often times of opportunity. So, this is your time to be fearless, to back to study, get that degree you’ve always wanted and make your passion your career.
The challenges we’ve seen during the pandemic have fast-tracked entire new industries and innovations. Business opportunities, medical innovations, the growth of in-home services, new software solutions for people working from home, new tech inventions, food-service innovations… the list seems endless, as do the opportunities for people with the right skills.
Australia’s National Skills Commission keeps a close eye on changes to our industries, employment rates and employment opportunities (among other things). Their latest annual report indicates a projected employment growth of over 500,000 for people with a Bachelor’s degree or higher, to November 2025. But the good news doesn’t stop there.
A range of careers areas are projected to see strong employment growth, including:
Plus, we’re projected to see growth in Education and Training, Arts and Recreation Services, Financial and Insurance Services… well, you get the idea.
*National Skills Commission - sourced March 2022
We can’t predict exactly what the jobs of 2025 and beyond will be, but we can help you graduate ready for them. At Flinders, we work closely with industry to ensure you develop the skills you’ll need to succeed in the future.
But there a few things that you can do to boost your employability and prepare yourself for the jobs of the future. Here are three little tips and one big one that will help you stay ahead of the rest.
The future of work is going to be highly fluid. Unless you’re dying to work as a 19th century blacksmith in a historic village, chances are that your chosen field will undergo changes over the next few years.
Don’t let it stress you. If you put in the effort to stay informed and up to date with industry trends, you’ll find yourself in a great position. As industries change, they will always look for people to help facilitate that change. People who understand where the industry is heading and how to get there. People like you.
Stay tech savvy, research new trends and look for gaps that may appear as changes move through your industry.
Building a strong network can not only put you ahead of other job applicants, it can put you ahead of all the bots and algorithms in today’s automated application processes that may block your path to a job.
The pandemic may have reduced the number of physical networking events, but you should still put in the effort to connect with people on LinkedIn, Twitter or other industry channels. Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to an industry figure, comment on a blog or reply to a tweet.
Don’t be shy. Industry professionals are (mostly) not monsters. They’re usually interested in knowing who is out there, so feel confident that you can put your hand up and say hi.
Believe it or not, employers will deep dive into your digital past. They may deny it, but that smile during your interview could be inspired by your 2019 karaoke video of Old Town Road.
Seriously, a bit of bad karaoke isn’t going to get you in trouble at an interview, but inappropriate images, online extremism or contentious views will be seen, and may have an impact. You have a right to be express yourself online, but be aware that what you say or do may come back to haunt you.
Oh, and what’s the big tip? In tomorrow’s job market, a uni degree will give you an edge. A uni degree will not only give you the skills you need to compete against other applicants, it will give you the skills to stay ahead of other applicants.
You’ll learn how to future-proof yourself. You’ll gain industry insights and skills that will allow you to embrace change and take advantage of it. You’ll undergo industry work placements that will not only give you a better understanding of how that industry works on a day-to-day basis but will give you great networking opportunities.
A degree is pretty much a must-have for many industries, and in tomorrow’s job market a uni degree will be even more important.
Flinders is developing study programs specifically built around the current and future needs of industries. We’re preparing graduates like you for the jobs of tomorrow.
It’s your time.
So, be fearless and gain the skills and qualifications you need to move into a career you’re passionate about sooner.
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