It’s Time to Adapt or Develop Your Tech Skills
If you’re looking for a job in tech, you may be increasingly frustrated by the increase in noise surrounding IoT, or by the seemingly unrealistic list of requirements now asked for by employers.
As a company who works on both sides of the fence, we can see the misunderstandings that can occur between candidates and clients – but we can also see how both can help themselves and each other by putting more thought into the offer.
You need to understand that it’s cut throat in the tech industry.
Technology is moving at an incredible speed and companies are moving forward as fast as they can to penetrate new markets or remain competitive. But their success depends on the people they have onboard. It’s therefore no surprise that job descriptions can sometimes seem overwhelming or unattainable. Companies want, NEED, the best and they need it right now so they ask for it all.
Don’t let that put you off, though.
Start by putting yourself in the employer’s shoes (and yes, we tell them to do the same for candidates too).
As the tech brain here, you can use your technical knowledge to look beyond the list of requirements.
What does the employer really need and how do your skills relate to the overall objective? If you’re confident you can do the job, you need to demonstrate that and repackage yourself.
Similarly, if there isn’t a specific job available, it’s worth giving your CV and LinkedIn profile a refresh with future tech in mind.
How can you translate you existing skills?
Over the next few years, more businesses across industry will be incorporating some form of smart technology or IoT into their processes and systems, if not their products and services.
How do your skills translate into the future and how willing are you to develop them?
Employers need to know that and will be looking for a good level of willingness and flexibility combined with a diverse range of skills to help them achieve major digital transformation.
From software and hardware developers to infrastructure experts, data analysts, security professionals and project managers, all those skills will be needed in tomorrow’s connected world, albeit differently packaged.
Even though the good ones should be able to read between the lines of your CV, don’t leave it to the recruiters and employers to translate your skills to fit their requirements. Do your part and review your competencies to fit the future, and you’ll have greater success in securing the job you want.