It is important to keep your skill base up to speed and current in order to stay competitive and relevant, especially if you are in the job market or thinking about looking for another opportunity.
Do You Have Current Technology Skills?
Traditional marketing efforts are falling fast in the wake of social media. This change yields direct contact with individuals in companies like CEOs and HR Recruiters who are active on social sites like LinkedIn and Twitter. Having direct access to hiring managers and company decision-makers is ideal when you are actively looking for a job. So what do you do if you aren’t very active on social media due to the learning curve? Does that mean you are out of luck?
With technology taking a leading role in business, you need to understand and know how it works to keep yourself in the game and marketable. What do you do if you don’t feel comfortable with your tech skills?
Ways to Improve Your Tech Skills
There are numerous ways you can improve your tech skills:
Take a Course
It could be an online course or one at a local campus focusing on the skill area you need to enhance. Online courses are very popular and can be completed at any time when it is convenient for you.
Watch YouTube Videos
There are videos on how to do just about everything. Just do a search on YouTube and you will find numerous videos to assist you as you tackle new technology.
Google The Task
Google the task you are trying to learn and you may very well find some blog posts with the information you need or free ebook with step by step instructions.
Find a Tech-Savvy Mentor
Find a tech-savvy mentor to teach you the ropes!
Have you ever heard of reverse mentoring? A Wall Street Journal article discusses companies who are pairing young employees with older, less tech-savvy colleagues to improve their technology skills. Are you brave enough to seek help from a younger coworker?
The truth is, knowledge is key so it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and learn how you can leverage your technology skills to be more marketable and competitive in the job market. Ready to get started? Pick any of the above options and begin.