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National Careers Week: A look at digital upskilling – what is it and why you should be doing it

Are you a Creative and competent user of digital technologies? (one of our University of Brighton Graduate Attributes)

We hope so, because digital skills are becoming a key part of everyone’s employability. They not only allow you to do your job but will help to keep you competitive as job skills continue to evolve and change.

Digital skills are accelerating across all sectors. One third of all jobs worldwide are likely to be transformed by technology in the next decade according to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates. Digital transformation has impacted every sector with years of technological change happening in months during 2022. The number of skills added to LinkedIn profiles went up 22% in 2021 from 2020.

How are your digital skills?

Now is the time to be digitally upskilling to make sure you can be competitive in the workplace as you continue your professional development. Are you open to learning new technologies and confident in those you do know? Could you be expanding your knowledge on how to present information better or gain better understanding of the use of technology in recruitment practices?

Learn more about how digital skills are changing and search your industry and job type to see what skills will be needed in the year ahead on LinkedIn – Future of Skills

You can also access hundreds of digital skills short courses through LinkedIn Learning – which all University of Brighton students have free access to if you log on using your University of Brighton log in details. You can use the Digital Skills playlist we have created for you, or make your own playlist.

There are also useful resources for developing digital skills in the Brighton Student Skills Hub.


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Dan Archer • 06/03/2023

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