In recent years digital skill development has become a key business priority for India’s IT- enabled services sector. There are many organisations who have already integrated digital skills development into their overall organisational strategy. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic the use of online and technology powered learning has grown rapidly, with 63% of organisations pushing online platforms for learning.
Growth in IT Sector
The growth in the IT sector will require a tandem annual growth of 30% between FY19-FY21 to fulfill the demands of the sector. India is likely to face a huge demand-supply gap in the upcoming years. For this companies are actually not hiring but buying talent and using gig workers.
Employers are actively seeking candidates with expertise in Big Data analytics, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, Robotic Process Automation, blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, and 3D printing, among other skills.Of the 4.3 billion people employed in the IT/ITeS sector of India, not all of them come with an academic background in computer science.
Here are the five skills one must learn to stand out of the crowd.
1. Core Leadership Skills
The culture of remote working necessitates adaptability, virtual collaboration, and digital transformation for the success of any business. The main aim behind this is to encourage distributed leadership and self-managed teams.Self-awareness, empathy, communication, influence, and learning agility are among the top skills of almost every leadership officer currently.
Problem-solving skills are important in any job. Problem solving skills are all about using logic and imagination to make sense of the situation given at hand and come up with a solution to the problem. Problem solving abilities are connected to other skills, like analytical skills, creative thinking, adaptability, flexibility and teamwork.
3. Technical Skills
There is a greater need to upgrade technical skills. Mastering skills in Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning, Big Data, analytics, cloud computing, and automation are value-added things that will help progress one’s career.
4. Project Management
Project management skills provide essential ability to define clear plans and goals, work better together with teams, meet deadlines and also resolve issues. If the person will work on different projects simultaneously it will give an advantage to display leadership acumen.
Creativity is an essential skill for every job profile. Professionals who can develop unique solutions with existing technologies are in high demand.Seeking the hidden, identifying patterns, connecting the dots to turn ideas into realities – constant work on one’s creativity will help one master all these.