In the labor market, the simple dynamics of supply and demand apply. When everyone has the same qualifications, then having them is not much of an advantage.
Think how you can differentiate yourself. You may become an expert in a specific field. You may invest your time in developing and maintaining your social network.
The bottom line: You cannot prepare for the future based on what worked well in the past. Adapt to the future realities of the labor market NOW.
Korina Karampela is the founder of b4iapply, author of 2 books, coach and speaker. She has worked as senior pharmaceutical executive for 12 years and has an MBA from MIT Sloan. Her blog b4iapply is recommended by The Guardian for professional development.