3 tech skills you should learn, even if you're not pursuing a career in tech

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Being tech-savvy is no longer unique or reserved for specific people in specific roles. As an employee, regardless of your profession - you should be comfortable in using computers and technology in your everyday life. Being able to list basic tech and computer skills on your CV will make you even more attractive to potential employers.

Here are 3 tech skills we think you should learn:


Coding
Technology is no longer just for geeks. Every career and industry is becoming more tech-centric. In fact, all aspects of our lives are becoming more reliant on technology, making it pivotal to understand its basics, hence coding.

Code.org  says that coding is a literacy that is essential for understanding our increasingly computational world and that learning it makes humanity more productive, leading to an overall increase in economic productivity - which tends to result in higher standards of living. 

Technology is not a fad and there is no time like now to prepare for the future, and coding is your entry point to getting in there.

Data Analytics
Big data and data analytics have become major buzzwords because of the Internet of Things (IoT) playing a key role in most companies. Organisations will (if they do not already) expect most of their employees to have data analytics skills, some universities are even starting to offer IoT related courses. But you do not need a degree to understand Big Data Analytics and the Internet of Things.

A simple online course to become adept with IoT- analysis skills will suffice. The ability to analyse data and make informed recommendations to drive effective decision-making will turn you into an indispensable member of any team. So give yourself the edge and learn how to mine data now!

Search engines
Search engines are complex computer programs and are the main way in which we find secondary information on the web. According to Tech Republic, using a search engine is more than typing in the address, putting a couple of keywords into the text box, clicking search, and choosing the first result.

Search engines are not limited to text. You can search for graphics, sound, video and many other types of files. You first need to understand what you want to search for and use a search engine that is likely to yield the best results. For example: if you are searching for a job, then use a job search engine. If you are searching for an image, then use a visual search engine. Harness their power to your benefit.

There are plenty of tech skills you can learn, go ahead and learn them as they will future-proof your career.

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