Jobs are increasingly “new collar” rather than blue collar or white collar says Dr Marcus Bowles.

Dr Bowles is Director of The Institute for Working Futures and an adjunct at Macquarie University’s Centre for Workforce Futures.

He says you’ll have the best chance of getting or keeping a job if you can blend technical, human and digital skills.

Interestingly, empathy is more rather than less valued when jobs are technically enabled.

Don’t try to be all things to all people but find your niche and be clear about what you are offering and highlight your relevant strengths and passions.

Professor Bowles say short courses are highly valued but need to be validated by third parties – do the short courses but make sure your resume includes credentials.

You can view the full presentation here.

Dr Marcus Bowles, Director of The Insitute for Working Futures