How to Future-Proof Your IT Career
There’s a glaring recruitment challenge faced by all employers hiring for emerging tech roles in that a proportion of the specific skills required for IoT, AI and intelligent mobility don’t actually exist yet – well, not in their exact form.
What we do have instead, and in great abundance, is a huge population of IT professionals with deep, invaluable expertise that requires some future-focused development and an expert recruitment eye.
“The industry can write about the skills gap until it’s blue in the face but what we really need to be doing is looking at what the industry has, what it can be used for and how it can be adapted and built upon.”
What Can IT Pros do to Remain Relevant?
From IT admins to the CIO – everyone working in the tech space needs to look at their current skills set, identify the gaps and give themselves an upgrade – fast. Do this and we’ll not only see the UK forge forward ahead with new technologies – we’ll also see IT pros futureproofing their career path.
Here are some great articles on how IT pros within a range of disciplines can remain relevant and in-demand throughout this rapidly-evolving industry:
What Should Employers and Tech Recruiters do?
It’s not just down to the individuals, of course. Employers and recruiters need to commit to continuous learning and development in the same way as candidates. They need to be able to see the bigger picture, and gain a broad understanding of today’s skills market and how those talents can be applied to tomorrow’s jobs.
Recruiters are in the perfect position to do this, too – and to feed back their insights to employers and professionals who need guidance on how to configure their roles and CVs to suit the experience on offer.
What it comes down to is that we all need to take responsibility for meeting the demands of new technology with our own personal development and cultural change within companies.