Just as every destruction breeds creativity, so has the COVID-19 pandemic these days. As devastating as its continuous effects are, it has also provided the masses ample time. Time to finish books one started but never got to read till the end. To take care of household fixtures one barely got to notice due to a 9 to 5 job. But mostly, the lockdown due to the pandemic has led many to start learning new skills. Luckily, once the pandemic is completely over, companies will be hiring just as rigorously. So, check out the following 5 great tech skills to learn during the lockdown and improve your chances of getting hiring post-COVID or to polish your already-existing work portfolio.
5 Great Tech Skills for Lockdown
1. Coding Languages
Learn how to code. Companies that survive COVID-19 are definitely going to need coders for the ever-growing technological innovation and demand. So, you could start with a coding/programming language such as Python, for it’s among the most popular languages of its kind right now, easier, highly efficient and very ideal for emerging technologies. It’s the primary go-to for writing applications based on AI, machine learning, and data science…all among the fields of the future.
2. User interface/ User Experience design (UI/UX)
The UI/UX is becoming more and prominent day by day. Its demand, therefore, in professional as well as creative ventures is also increasing. There are so many companies today, with all the more clients being serves. Work on software development and operation, consequently, is also manifold. Learning such a skill would only make sense in such times. In other words, technological adoptions in everyday life and demand for UI/UX professionals both are growing.
3. Digital Marketing
According to a recent Oberlo report, social media users are 3.5 billion worldwide. That surmounts to almost 45% of the world’s population! Everyone you know is engaged today in social media one way or the other. Many have resorted to setting up digital businesses, personal blogs, and the likes in these lockdown times. If you’re doing something, best do it right. Learning a tech skill such as digital marketing is becoming sort of a necessity in today’s tech world. Furthermore, knowing such a valuable skill will save you the time and money to hire a digital marketing expert to do things you can very well do yourself at your home, on your PC.
4. Project Management
With the growing trend and need to work from home, especially in the lockdown, learning a dynamic skill such as project management will go a long way. It involves applying skills, knowledge and tools to project activities so as to meet project requirements. It’s a very useful skill to learn; it permeates in everyday life matters too as it focuses on cost, quality, time management, etc.
Yes, the world of IT is growing tremendously. But within IT itself, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a sub-field growing fast, particularly. Due to lack of qualified professionals and increasing demand, it’s a highly sought-after tech skill in 2020. Rewards received by those who’re proficient in it, therefore, are also good.
And there you have it, 5 great tech skills to learn during lockdown!