There has really never been a better time to consider a job in technology; whether you’re just starting your education journey, are about to finish up, or you’re just considering a change in career paths, we thought it would be helpful to create a little guide not only highlighting a couple of great career opportunities but also going over what skills these jobs tend to comb through resumes for. Let’s get started!
Let’s talk skills first:
- Technical skills. Sure, this seems like a no-brainer, but make sure to highlight these skills so companies know you do in fact have a general understanding of the job at hand and can be trusted to tackle any task given to you. These technical skills include technical writing, social media management, hardware deployment, database management, and so on.
- The basics. Any employer will have their eyes peeled for the “basic” skills you put on your resume and how they would benefit from what you bring to the table. As far as basic skills go, always keep in mind which ones you could improve on and how you could do so because you already know that will be an interview question. Skills tech jobs like to see on resumes include organization, analytical abilities, creativity, problem-solving, flexibility, leadership, etc.
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Now that we have some base knowledge regarding what skills tech companies tend to look for, let’s talk about different job opportunities. When we say the possibilities are endless, we truly mean it, these are just a few of the MANY jobs available in tech out there.
This is a career that is in high demand, but unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of qualified candidates out there; businesses love the idea of having a data scientist because this involves a person evaluating data to help businesses make the best decisions. If this sounds like a career you would be interested in you’ll be happy to know that not only is this a high-demand job, but it also tends to pay really well.
If you would consider yourself super organized, and you also possess a lot of knowledge across a pretty broad spectrum of IT-related topics, then an IT Manager may be just the career path you’re looking for. Not only will you be responsible for overseeing a lot of data, but you’ll also help businesses make decisions regarding the technology their using, and keep the company system free from hackers.
The more and more we’re on our phones and computers, the more and more we need software developers. From the apps we download to the gadgets we’re constantly on the hunt for, if you have a strong attention to detail as well as a creative eye, you may want to look into the field of software development.