As technology continues evolving, so will the role of IT professionals, rendering entry-level technologists and others useless
Macy Bayern writes in TechRepublic
"The workforce is about to undergo a technological revolution: Over the next 10 years, 1.2 billion employees worldwide will be impacted by automation and artificial intelligence (AI), with 50% of jobs being changed by the technology and 5% being eliminated, according to the World Economic Forum..."
In the digital era, tech skills are scarce, but soft skills like emotional intelligence, creativity and strategic thinking are the secrets to success. Here's how to ensure you hire for the intangibles
"It used to be that hiring IT staff was merely hard. Finding (and landing) that complex array of technical skills remains a tall ask," opines Christina Wood
"But as technology becomes further entwined with the business and IT has become more customer-centric, IT positions demand not only technical know-how but also emotional intelligence, creativity, persuasiveness, adaptability, a communicative and collaborative approach, even humility..."
What are the top technology and core skills IT professionals should explore now to advance their careers in the years ahead? Recruiters and tech execs speak
"What are your career goals for 2020?" asks Carla Rudder
The Enterprisers Project
. "Will it be the year you go after a big promotion? Explore a few new certifications? Change careers altogether? If you are in IT, it's wise to check in regularly on career progress - because staying still for too long could quickly lead to falling behind..."
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