Skills you must have to succeed in the digital economy

The market dynamics are changing at a rapid pace and it is important to stay above the rest in order to succeed in this digital economy. Apart from having sharp professional skills, excellent interpersonal qualities you also need to be digitally competent to make things happen.

skills you must have to succeed in digital economy

Here are some of the skills you must possess to succeed in the digital economy:

Stay updated with the latest technology trends
Even if you are not out and out a technology person, you need to be proactive and stay updated with the latest technology trends or concepts such as big data, machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, digital marketing etc. Any update or upgradation in the technology impact working of all the employees in the organization in one way or the other.

Learn new upcoming technologies
If your profile is of a technologist, you need to keep learning the new and upcoming technologies. The organizations keep upgrading themselves with the new technologies and hence it’s important for the people involved to keep learning new technologies to be able to handle them better. You can opt to learn these new technologies by taking some crash courses online. If you are in some other profile, just be aware of the basics of these technologies.

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Attend knowledge transfer sessions
Attend knowledge transfer sessions such as Webinars or meetups to learn from the experienced people. With the world going digital, it’s become easier to attend these sessions. You can easily signup for a Webinar and can learn sitting in your office or home. Most of the webinars are free.

Network with like-minded professionals
Collaborating with people of same profile always helps. It’s not possible for one person to know about what’s happening in their field of work in different parts of the world.  Meeting and interacting with people from the same profession helps you exchange notes and know about what you may have missed on. This also helps in trying to find a solution to any issue you may be facing or know how you can get better results from whatever you are doing right now.

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skills you must possess to succeed in the digital economy

Stay active on important/professional social media platforms
Being active on important/professional social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter not only keeps you updated with what’s latest and trending with organizations, it also makes you visible with HR and other senior professionals. With everyone being tech-savvy, even HR professionals keep an eye on these platforms to spot the right person for an opening they may have.

Adaptability
If you need to succeed in the digital economy, adaptability is a key skill you must have. You need to be flexible enough to adapt to the new technology platforms, trends and even ways of work. Try and play with the new programs to master them and don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you don’t like asking people around you, YouTube may have an answer to your problem; just check.

Do read: Five habits that can make you smarter

We hope that now you know about the skills you must possess to succeed in the digital economy. So, what are you waiting for? Start working on them now.

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