How to Upskill Yourself for Tech Jobs in 2018




Let’s not play into the cliché and start by saying tech jobs are the future. It’s very well known and established that they are. No question about it, but, just calling them tech jobs might be undermining the vast sub domains that are a part of the tech industry. You can’t just say I work in the tech industry. There are so many things that come under it that IT skills training subscription rates have skyrocketed since 2016.

Since 2018 has just started, there are countless new avenues to choose from, and people who want to bulk up on their skill set in the tech industry should start upskilling and training themselves in not just one but a combination of skill sets that can help them achieve their goals easily.

Without further ado, let’s discuss the different steps on how to upskill yourself for tech jobs in 2018:

Know What You Can Do

Since you are taking up the challenge of acquiring a new skill, it is better to understand what you are good at and what you might be able to advance in by learning as you go. There are countless things to choose from when it comes to the tech industry. Let’s ignore hardware for now, and let’s discuss software.

Get Comfortable With The Software

To create software, you need software, and getting yourself well acquainted with different software will allow you to accomplish different tasks efficiently. This means not only learning how to operate and create in a software but also all the keyboard shortcuts and quicker methods of doing things.

A tech pro is always praised for their sleight of hand when it comes to creating things. For example, if you want to develop your skills as an illustrator or graphics designer, you will need to make software like Adobe illustrator and Photoshop your best friends. The best way to upgrade your skill with these kinds of software is through tutorials. They provide you with good insights about the different tools that you can use to achieve different tasks and how you can speed up your work with easy access shortcuts.

Get Communicating

There is a common misnomer that IT professionals are anti-social or shut-ins that work on their projects in isolation for months and years. That might have been true in the 90s when technological access was not available to everyone, and IT professionals thought themselves as a little different from the world. This is 2018, the pinnacle of technology till date. IT professionals are some of the most charismatic people you will ever meet…online and in-person.

Why is communicating important for a tech job you say? Well the tech industry is not just limited to a specific department in a larger company anymore. Tech companies are the giants of today and most tech heads are the ones taking the helm these days. They are the ones who act as leaders and take their company hand in hand. You need to learn to pitch ideas, solutions and learn how to present all these in a manner that everyone can easily understand.

Learn Testing For Bugs

App and software testing is one of the fastest growing fields today. Since there are numerous companies creating apps and software every day, being a bug tester will keep you in business all year round.

Bug testing is a job that requires a lot of responsibility. If you are hired for testing, you must be ready to test the app again and again in different environments and on different devices to understand what is causing the problem. Along with that you need to understand how to log errors and record the instances that make the app or software crash.

Being a tester is something that can also help you in the process of creating your own apps and software. And the more experience you have, the less likely you are to mess up when creating your own.

These are some of the things that you can do to become a better candidate for tech jobs in 2018. You can even get help by getting an IT skills training subscription, to start developing these different skills along the way.

About The Author
Shane
Manager Enrollment and Inside Sales at QuickStart

Shane Babar

Shane Babar is a sales guru with 8 years of experience in the tech industry. Having worked with IT Ops related products for such a long time, Shane has decided to contribute to QuickStart’s blog with topics specific to the commonly asked questions he comes across. When he is not working, he is busy in cooking and travelling. Bookmark our blog to see more helpful posts from Shane every week.