Digital skills matter in almost all jobs in the modern workplace. The European Commission's ICT for work: Digital skills in the workplace study showed that most jobs require basic digital skills from entry-level positions to managers.
So now more than ever those who are getting back into the workforce, starting a new volunteer project, or heading back to school need to make sure they are keeping up to date with technology.
The big question comes down to how do you end up keeping up to date with all the technology?
That’s simple you study, learn, and tinker just like you have forever! We don’t need new skills to learn as we age rather we need to find the right style that meets our needs for learning throughout our lifetime.
So remember the passion of discovering something new and explore. What new tool and technology will you be learning next?
Keeping up with technology helps you in a myriad of ways. It helps you to be able to keep up with conversations around technology with your family and friends. Plus it provides something new to explore and learn that helps with brain health. Furthermore, for those who are thinking to be volunteering or working part-time, it can make a huge difference in the roles you get and even your pay.
Capital One and labor analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies analyzed 27 million online job postings in a study and discovered that digital skills can be crucial door openers to job opportunities, career advancement, and higher wages.
So what are you waiting for isn’t it time you explored the latest technology?
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