Updated: Jan 28
One big change in the way we work is that now, most companies have had to incorporate some level of technology into their services. From grocery stores and restaurants to manufacturers and talent acquisition organizations, this pandemic has shifted the fundamental behavior of industries that we wouldn’t have assumed would need technology as much as they do now.
The sudden change has been difficult to adjust to. However, the long-term benefits are many in number. Quicker access to goods and services, less time spent on commutes to and from work, and the ability to work from wherever you want. Looking back, we may see the year 2020 as the year that a brand-new way of life was jolted into existence. With this new reality comes a significant change in the job landscape. That’s because more opportunities continue to require candidates with some degree of experience in new and evolving technologies.
What does this mean for people applying for jobs now? Well, people in the tech sector may not have to worry as much about finding a position that suits their unique talents. However, those in other sectors may find that having say, a small background in HTML/CSS or social media, could give them an edge in finding their next job they may choose to work in. It also means that for core tech professionals (that is, people whose primary intent is to work in computer hardware/software/communication) having a clearly defined career path can help you take advantage of a trend that’s only going to continue to grow.
More companies will be in need of software developers with a diverse array of skills to keep them competitive within their industry. polishing your career plans and setting goals to help you progress will be key in securing the salary you deserve. You should start asking yourself the right kinds of questions. Where do I want to end up working? What kind of responsibilities would I want to have at my next job? What do I need to do to have the right skill set for it? What certifications and experience will help me get where I want to be?
Having the right answers to those questions put you in a place where you’re geared for success. Ask yourself where you can be the right person for the right seat. Then actively make decisions to work towards that goal.
If you’re looking to get started on your career journey, GDI Infotech has the resources to help you get started. Check out the jobs we have available on our website, as well as resources on management and career development. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more information and opportunities from us by signing up in the form below: