In this new world we are living in, technology has taken over more now than ever before.
There are interviews over zoom, people working remotely, school from home and so much more.
It isn’t a bad thing though. We are now reaching out more to our loved ones than we were before and connecting with people that are far away from us, when before it wouldn’t have even crossed our minds until a special occasion or vacation.
For the job market, technology is great. You can find new openings on various job boards and there may even be a network in your industry where you can connect with others to build your relationships as well.
Technology is allowing companies to continue to hire and keep everyone safe at the same time. They can grow, add more employees, and do everything on zoom and project management software.
This is great news for you if you are in the job market. As long as you can adapt to using technology more and are willing to be open to learning new platforms, you could land the job of your dreams.
You don’t need a college degree to brush up on all the new technology. You can do a search on YouTube and find lots of great videos walking you through just about everything out there. There are videos on how to conduct an interview over zoom, how to dress and have better lighting, and how to use all the various platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Slack, Trello and many more. Your company will tell you what they have chosen to use.
You may need to strengthen your skills in Microsoft Office or Apple products. You can learn or strengthen your skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as Apple Pages, Keynote and Numbers. Or maybe you want to build eLearning skills by learning more about Adobe Captivate or Camtasia. Resources are available! Check out YouTube, udemy.com and LinkedIn Learning. Also, check with your public library, community job search centers and community college. If you are currently employed, you may have a treasure chest of resources you haven’t taken advantage of.
You can build up your skills by practicing. Look for a free account or a trial account. The goal is to add to your career toolbox! It will be beneficial in your current role or with your future endeavor. ?
Technology is nothing to fear. If you need help understanding any of it, just reach out to a friend or colleague that knows more about it and have them give you a walkthrough of it.
If you have any questions about continuing education or career management, I am happy to help. Just reach out and let’s chat.