Keep Your Technical Skills up to Date
Posted on August 24, 2020Recently, I was asked to participate again in one of Maven Analytics August 2020 blog posts on “What is the hardest analytics technical skill to find when you are searching for candidates?”
My response: “SQL, Python, and R are prevalent skills today. Each company has varied technical depth requirements. In addition, companies typically specify the technologies candidates are required to have or are willing to learn for a particular job.” No matter what type of job you are looking for, it is critical to keep your technical skills up to date so that you keep moving forward in your career. Sometimes working with the latest technology at work is not possible. When that is the case, it is important that you take online classes, read voraciously about new technology, and tinker with the latest technology on your own time. You will have more to talk about on an interview if you can say that although you have not worked in a particular technology, you have at least made the effort to learn more about it and have used some of the new tech in some personal projects. At the very least, the interviewer will be impressed that you have taken the initiative to stay current and it will reflect your strong work ethic.
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Larry S. Kahn
Vice President of Recruiting