You have knowledge but is what you have relevant to today’s issues? At Jidaw training engagements we emphasize that currency is critical for the Information Technology (IT) professional. IT is an area defined by rapid and progressive change. Working in IT already or desiring to develop an IT career? Jidaw asks: Are you living in the past or are you up to date? Our answer determines our relevance.
You cannot use yesterday’s knowledge to solve today’s problems. Why do you desire the comfort of sleep in an industry that changes so fast? Jidaw cautions that you should let dinosaurs rest in peace. The IT field is one of the fastest developing fields worldwide. The reality as Jidaw observes is that job and tech markets change all the time. What is in demand today may be obsolete tomorrow. Are you keeping pace with trends and developments? Do you watch the changes or you part of those driving change? In this field, old knowledge tends to lose relevance fast.
In IT, the outdated professional is an endangered species. Keeping yourself up to date is critical. You want to stay ahead of the pack? Jidaw recommends that you maintain and grow your skills. There are no full stops in learning. How much do you know about current and upcoming technologies? For example, if network infrastructure is your thing, are you up to speed with related security and wireless issues? How comfortable are you with the new thinking and concepts that you must handle?
Let the dinosaurs rest in peace. An always learning mind will constantly reveal new and real sources of value. At Jidaw we ask you to see this as an opportunity to set yourself apart. IT is not settled, not fixed, in fact we are still scratching the surface of what is possible in IT. No matter what you know and can do, keep your learning cap on. The mantra at Jidaw is that nothing has been settled.
Stay ahead with constant learning. Dinosaurs have no place in IT. Learning frees us from the prisons of subjective opinions and half-baked knowledge. You must have the foresight and desire for continuous learning.
And so Jidaw asks: how prepared are you for the new technologies and thinking in the knowledge driven world? What are the opportunities and challenges? How will these changes affect your clients, colleagues and partners? Jidaw welcomes you to the world of constant change. There is no escape. We must discard the dinosaur mindset by expecting and embracing change.
To make impact, you must keep learning, it’s a progressive career field.
HAVE YOUR SAY: Developing an IT Career? How are you coping with rapid change in the field What are your concerns and challenges? Please share your comments, thoughts and opinions.
Innovation and Development Advisor, ICT at Jidaw
ICT Development Advisory Support and Consulting