Being able to adapt to change is often key to moving forward. Think about all the new academic and personal changes faced during the transition to university, or the challenges you address as you progress in your studies. In each instance you have needed to adapt to make the most of the opportunities afforded by the change.The world in which we live is constantly changing. Jobs that existed ten years ago have been replaced by new technologies and new efficiencies. This changing landscape has led to a plethora of new job roles that no one could have predicted, with app developers, social media managers and those with experience in cloud services and sustainability now in unforeseen demand. Employers need people who are able to keep calm in changing situations, reprioritise and respond positively to the opportunities, rather than be fearful of the challenges, that changing environments can present. Research shows that 49% of recruiting professionals value candidates with adaptability skills, and this is even more important for entry-level positions, with employers citing adaptability as the number one valued soft skill for recruits at this level (iCIMS 2017).
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