It's no surprise that technology is playing a major role in the way organizations operate. But is it also changing the skills that every potential employee needs to highlight on their resume to improve their chances of landing a desirable job.
A recent article from Yahoo examined several of the most in-demand technology skills that employees need to have. These include social media, mobile development and basic troubleshooting.
According to Christopher Justice, the chief marketing officer at content management system (CMS) provider Magnolia, many of the basic technology skills like software development, fundamental graphic design and web publishing are no longer in a silo of tech-heavy industries.
"The underlying trend here — and the common denominator in all of these positions — is the ability to work in exceptionally agile environments," Justice said. "It means that to stay competitive, candidates need to be able to adapt to new tools and trends — such as the cloud, mobile development and Big Data — before these become must-haves."
Mason Blake, the chief technology officer and co-founder of UpCounsel, added that the skills in demand can vary depending on the size of the company and the industry that it is in. Many startups, for example, tend to be on the cutting edge of the latest trends and need candidates that not only understand this but can thrive in a constantly changing environment.
The candidate marketplace is evolving because of the need for technology skills. VAR Staffing helps these individuals find and get recruited by the right technology solution provider.