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5 Essential Technology Skills for Career Development

5 Essential Technology Skills for Career Development

Regardless of what job you have within the organization, technology touches your life in some form or fashion, and it will continue to do so as we move further into the 21st century. So now is the time to take your head out of the sand and stop saying to others and yourself that you don’t understand the latest tech innovations introduced in your department. Instead, embrace change and show you are a true tech team player by deploying the following career strategies to position you for further development and advancement opportunities.

5 Ways to Show off Your Technology Prowess

  1. Become a contributor on the company’s social media platforms.

    You are probably really good on a personal level at posting on one or two social platforms. Why not transform that knowledge to your company’s pages? Even if you are one of the employees who doesn’t have any social accounts, perhaps now it is time to attend a training session to learn about the organization’s social media policies, industry best practices and how social channels work. Start posting on a consistent basis and you will become a brand ambassador for your organization.

  2. Run a company or department’s email campaign.

    Okay, maybe social media isn’t your thing but you are an email wizard. If your company already has an email program in place, offer to run one of their campaigns to promote a new product offering, invite clients to an appreciation event or tout a company achievement.

  3. Set up a photo library.

    Your company has new hires, work anniversaries and retirements. In addition, employees represent your organization at trade shows, networking events and other functions. Why not capture those moments for now and eternity with a cloud rental option? Putting the photos on the cloud is a secure way to ensure backup and allow employees to access and share photos anytime, anywhere and from any device.

    If you want to take it one step further, you can become the company photographer and library editor. When individuals submit photos to the library, you can make certain they are resized, cropped and tagged properly.

  4. Understand how SEO works and write content to help it along.

    Understanding how Search Engine Optimization (SEO) works and how it can improve your company’s search ranking can make you a very valuable asset within the organization.

    If you are a writer or desire to be one, you can use your talents by writing blogs, articles, eBooks and/or white papers then integrate search terms and hyperlinks to your company web pages and outside sources.

    Fresh content to your website drives traffic to it and helps position your organization as a thought leader as long as the content follows Google’s rules for best practices and is valuable to your digital audience.

  5. Set up a technology learning lounge.

    Because technology is changing at such a rapid pace, it makes sense to designate a space where individuals can try the latest and greatest laptops, iPads, tablets and printers. If you rent a computer in bulk, this space can also allow employees to learn about new software platforms and mobile apps in a risk-free zone, and submit their feedback to management about the test platforms.

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