Are your skills still relevant? How do you keep up with the latest technological developments? Here are some tips to help you stay ahead of the game.
The tech industry is one of the most exciting and fast-paced sectors in operation today but professionals who don't move with it can easily get left behind.
In the video “4 ways to learn new technical skills” you will get some ideas to help you stay relevant in this industry.
Whether your are currently employed or searching for a job these tips will benefit you.
Look for opportunities at your company
“People assume they need to look outside their company to learn new skills.” These days progressive companies want to develop their people and there are more options for employees who are willing to learn. Approach your HR department and find out about in-house training opportunities or apply for financial support to study courses that are relevant to your job.
Earn a certification
If you don't have the skills that are required for a prospective job why not learn it on your own time.
There are more training options than ever before for professionals and adult learners. For instance you could join a short course, online or distance learning programme if you are not able to study full time. ?Find relevant courses here.
This is becoming an increasingly popular option for people who are unable to study further due to financial or family reasons. The internet contains information that is helpful to anyone looking to improve their knowledge. Independent learning also demonstrates important qualities such as self-discipline, motivation, resourcefulness and more.
Volunteer your Skills
“Volunteer opportunities are a great chance to flex your tech muscles”. Volunteer positions generally offer more freedom and flexibility than traditional jobs. This allows you to explore and learn without the pressure of performing. It also adds to your work experience and shows prospective employers your potential.