Problem-solving skills and cognitive abilities are one of the first things employers look for, by means of aptitude tests and interviews. Best way to strengthen this skill? Stay curious! Question things as much as you can and put your own spin on solutions.
It is projected that by 2025, we will live over 5 million jobs to automation (Source: Crimson), however, that opens the doors to a whole new world of jobs availability, thus morphing the skills required. Communication is a keyword when looking into the future.
There was a period recently where “Remote working” was the job ideal – working from home…yes, please. However, it was found that it was not a sustainable way of working. Organisations needed their teams to talk to each other, brainstorm and debate. Productivity increased with human contact, even if it wasn’t all days of the working week. (We should probably mention that this article was written in 2019, loooong before working from home was the ‘new normal’. If you want more tips on time management at home, then check out this article.)
So, a key skill I feel will be people skills. The ability to communicate well within a team and externally. Furthermore, the working demographic is changing within tech. It is becoming more diverse!
A new range of ages, backgrounds and genders, so the ability to connect with one another is a highly sought after skill. Communication extends to machines too. Programming languages such as Java, Python, C++, CSS to name a few are forming the foundations of companies. So basic knowledge in these languages will do anyone good.
This article was written by Stemette, Tatjana.
Last updated April 2022.