Career Advice for the Technologically Minded: It’s a New Year

One Year, One Job

January marks the start of a new calendar year and is an opportunity for many to make positive changes in their lives. One of the most popular resolutions is to improve professional standing, and getting off to a good start in a job search by taking the right steps can be a great source of motivation.

The Talent Marketing team at Works is available to provide advice to any technologists who are considering a career change.

You have high demand.

In 2022, the most in-demand skill set will be technologists.

Information Security Analyst has been ranked as the top profession in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best occupations, due to the rapid growth of the technological sector in the United States.

It is evident from the top 20 list that positions within the technology sector, such as software developer, data scientist, IT manager and computer systems analyst, are highly sought-after this year, indicating that now is an opportune time to pursue a career in this field.

Recent research from CoderPad and CodinGame has demonstrated that 53% of businesses are increasing their recruitment budgets for developers in 2022, offering excellent job opportunities for tech professionals. This is in response to the thriving and expanding technology sector, with many companies expecting to grow their developer teams next year.

So… how do you get yourself ready for your new job?

To begin, choose a date by which you must complete your task.

As we come out of the slower Christmas period, it is important to set yourself professional goals for the first quarter of 2022. To ensure that you are able to achieve these goals, it is advisable to dedicate three months to the process of job searching, including updating your resume and cover letter, searching for employment, attending interviews and ultimately accepting a new position. By setting yourself a timeframe, you can ensure that you remain motivated and are able to adjust quickly to any changes in the market or company objectives. Waiting too long to start applying for positions may mean that your job search loses momentum, so by dedicating three months to the process, you can ensure that you are able to secure a new position efficiently.

Stay current.

When considering a job change, the first step is to update your CV. As you gain new skills and complete new tasks, you will begin to differentiate yourself from other job seekers. Additionally, you should craft individualized cover letters for each job application. It is also important to maintain a professional online presence by ensuring that your social media profiles, such as LinkedIn and Twitter, and personal websites are up to date with your latest accomplishments.

Make sure you check the facts before making any decisions

In order to progress in your career, it is essential that you are aware of the abilities most sought after in the current job market. Utilize Google to research blog posts and news articles which discuss widely used programming languages and software packages. Ensure that you possess the most up-to-date, cutting-edge skills in your technical portfolio. Also, visit the websites of companies that interest you to learn about their current projects, read their latest news reports, and review their requirements for a technology specialist.

The Works Talent Network, Number Four

If you are looking for a new job in the tech industry, Works‘ Talent Network provides an ideal platform for connecting skilled programmers with innovative businesses. Our expert recruiters are experienced in finding the perfect role for you. There are three steps to becoming a member: a brief English proficiency exam, a technical assessment on your chosen expertise and an interview. By joining our Talent Network, you can be sure of finding the right opportunity, furthering your career and networking with other top engineers. Take the chance and sign up today.

Cheers to a New Year!

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