BEING able to adapt, be creative and take on new roles is a powerful skill that will see you through some of the toughest challenges you will face.

Vega is a campus of the Independent Institute of Education that specialises in graphic design, branding and marketing.

SunEducation spoke to employees at Vega about employment in the digital age and they said the only constant is change.

They said that just over last year they noticed how much faster traditional work environments are changing and there’s no limit in sight.

For example, entrepreneurs now need to have a much better understanding of social media then they did before in order to target their customers.

The end of the indispensable

There’s no such thing as an indispensable employee. Companies can no longer afford to risk the success of their businesses on a few people.

Employers now are opting for individuals who can each contribute a wide and meaningful range of skills and expertise.

Studying further is key to developing a high-level understanding of your field or industry, allowing individuals to take a step beyond what they were able to learn during undergraduate studies.

Delving deeper into specific topics and challenges that affect industries at large is important.

Work is competitive

According to the CareerJunction 2018 Index, some skills are in oversupply. There are more people in the market for sales and marketing positions than the market could ever need.

This means that job seekers are competing against others with the same skill sets for a limited number of jobs, where employers are looking to hire those who can bring something more to the table than a narrow set of skills.

Staying ahead

The industry news and trends show that skills education and development are necessary and enrolling in online educational courses is a great way to set yourself apart from the crowd.

What businesses look for

It’s no secret that employers are on the lookout for the most impressive and promising young graduates who can add value to their businesses.

More often than not, employers are not just looking for great qualifications but also industry and life experience.

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