Planning a Career in the Tech Industry?

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Planning a Career in the Tech Industry?

The technology sector is progressing at such a rapid pace that it can be difficult for those in the

business world to keep up. However, the industry is worth trillions if one combines the worth of its top companies (Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft). Add this to the excitement of working in an industry standing at the frontiers of innovation, and it is no surprise that many young professionals aim to pursue careers related to tech. But considering how demanding the digital world can be, taking on such career path may require plenty of mental preparation.

First of all, it’s important to accept that change will be constant, especially in this industry. Certain jobs are already threatened by automation, and many employees think of switching gears because of the changing technologies that require different skills. Deloitte points out that a lack of stability is now the norm, considering that more than 55% of employers willingly accept job-hoppers. Meanwhile, another 32% already expect workers to frequently change jobs.

Since this is the case, part of future-proofing a career in tech is knowing which route to take. The world of technology is a complex web, and you can fall deep into one of its many rabbit holes based on your skill sets. There are certain tech careers that are highly in demand and seem to have long legs. Cybersecurity, data science, and business intelligence are just some of the fields ambitious tech professionals can take, according to ARN. The article further explains that digital companies are not the only ones seeking out such talent, as traditional organizations are also investing in innovative technologies.

Aside from deciding on a specific path, aspiring tech professionals should also be comfortable staying on an infinite learning curve. The digital world frequently introduces new trends, which means tech workers must have the willingness to learn. Fortunately, there are countless learning resources within reach, which can come with extra certifications that professionals can benefit from. People can utilize these tools to foster a smooth transition into any particular shift in the job. Furthermore, professionals have the option of learning through their networks which enrich understanding of the industry, enabling glimpses of senior professionals’ expertise. Personal networks can also help keep up with trends and open up career opportunities. Building connections is just as important as honing your skills, and both aspects combined would more or less ensure a stable career.

In general, making future plans can be nerve-racking and often causes increased anxiety in young workers. JIIG-CAL previously advised to schedule a specific time to relax in order for the mind to have healthy stimulation. Engage in activities you enjoy while mapping out your career plan in order for the mind to stay happy. The takeaway is that you should never allow negativity to take over, since there are always ways to steer things in your favor.


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by Nikole Hancher