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Five Skills Important for a Career in the Tech Industry

A skill is defined as the ability to use one’s knowledge effectively and readily in execution or performance. A Tech skill is the ability to perform tasks that are associated with roles involving Tech industry eg engineering,science,mechanics, IT etc .these roles require skills needed to perform excellently and they include programming,analysis of complex figures,data management and so on….they require experience and are sometimes tough to master .

The world of Technology is changing rapidly and there is now a high demand for professionals with these skills in The Tech industry. This means Tech companies and organizations in the Digital world are realizing that these skills are a must . so therefore it is important for you as the employee to have them.

With the inflow of Graduates into the labor market. Job hunting has become more competitive and there is need for graduates to differentiate themselves from other candidates .  Also note that A solid way to do that is by learning and mastering one or more technical skills

Some might ask, why do Tech skills matter?

These skills matter for the following reasons :

  • They help you work efficiently and in so doing you become a valuable asset for your Employers
  • You become more confident in your abilities as an individual
  • With sufficient technical abilities you become blue to speak to clients confidently using your specialist expertise.

Here are a few Technical skills  that can give you an Edge in the Tech industry in Nigeria

Project management 

This is the ability to effectively coordinate resources, people and Budget. This skill also involves developing digital products and services in a timely and cost effective manner.

It is usually required in every industry not just Tech industries and is highly sought after. It is also valued and recognized by any potential employer.

Programming, Web and App Development

According to Wikipedia computer programming is the process of Designing and building an executable computer program to accomplish a specific computing result or to perform a specific task.

The idea that programming is only reserved for Developers  is false, you can learn coding and programming. However They are jobs that require basic understanding of programming , for example a project manager needs to have basic understanding of programming to support customers and oversee projects .Programming helps in web and app development through the use of coding and with the high rates o

Cyber security/ information security 

With the increase of Cyber crime ,security is a major area of concern among many business owners. The breach of data can leave an impact on the business and this can range from loss of customers to irreparable damage to the reputation of the company. This and many other reason has created a need for information security specialist. The skill involves specialist developing their knowledge to identify loopholes in systems, point out vulnerabilities and structure practices that strengthen the way information is managed. It is an added value if you intend to have a role in a Tech company.

Digital Design /Data visualization.

Digital designs refer to what is created and produced for viewing in a screen. It is for websites,apps and digital services. The skill requires a user interface and only a designer with experience in creating effective and dynamic user experience can get it done. A digital designer works hand in hand with a programmer and system developer to produce a flawless user view.

Data visualization allows Designers to unleash their creativity and visualize complex data to help management make important business decisions.

Digital marketing 

This is an aspect of marketing that utilizes the internet and online based digital technologies such as computers, phones to promote services and products. 

This field encompasses different soft skills and they include digital marketing tools,social media marketing, content marketing,SEO and UX (user experience Design). Digital marketers help companies promote their products and services.This can also be of help if you intend to start up a business or your own company.


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