26 January 2022 | Written by: sonia.malik
Categorized: Free Courses | Skills Development
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From digital transformation to hybrid offices, the world of work is changing at a rapid pace — accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary innovation in its wake. The Great Attrition is also happening. A record number of employees have or plan to quit. In the U.S., voluntary attrition increased by almost 800,000 in the past year, while involuntary attrition decreased by almost 400,000 during the same period according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These forces have created a very tight labor market for organizations and a very exciting one for job seekers.
The 10 most in-demand tech jobs for 2022
According to cio.com the talent gap is significant for filling the following roles – it’s a combination of the lack of skills and the required experiences
- Database administrator and architect
- Information security analyst
- Software developer
- Network and computer systems administrator
- Computer programmer
- Web developer
- Computer and information systems manager
- Systems analyst
- Help desk and desktop support professional
- Network/cloud architect
Build a “Career Portfolio” (Not a “Career Path”)
While we are being mindful and intentional about the skills we are acquiring, we also need to pay attention to the experiences we are gathering through the work we are doing. According to April Rinne, we need to shift from pursuing a “career path” to creating a “career portfolio.” Read more
Everyone needs a mentor – go find yours!
This month, January 2022, is the 20th anniversary of the first National Mentoring Month, which celebrates the power of relationships to encourage personal, academic, and professional growth.
Growth feels particularly relevant right now, as the pandemic has encouraged people to re-evaluate their goals, resulting in unprecedented job hopping. If you’re taking stock of your professional development, or if you’re a business owner seeking talent and clients, then consider mentorships. Read more
Take the first step with free training from IBM
Whether you need to gain new skills, earn credentials, or change careers, building skills is an investment in your future. Get started for free here