Even if you are a technology skeptic, you have to admit that the modern world and most aspects of your life are influenced by technology, including your career. To make the most of the tech that is available to you, here is a comprehensive guide to the ways in which evolving technologies can be used to help you to thrive in the professional world.
1. Online Degrees
The first step that most people consider taking when they are just starting out on their career path is gaining the right qualifications for their dream job. Although attending a traditional campus university is still the most popular option, an increasing number of students now decide to study for their degree remotely and are even beginning to find it more valuable. In order to do this, all studying and assessments are performed through a digital portal where you can access all of the resources that you need to find success. Most of the popular degree courses can be taken on a digital basis, including online nurse practitioner programs. These can help you to boost your career by allowing you to study and work at the same time.
2. Digital Networking Groups
An increasing number of jobs are now secured through networking. However, not everyone is able to attend digital networking events, especially during the current coronavirus pandemic. If you are unable to attend networking events, this does not mean that your career has to come to a stand-still. In fact, there are many networking groups and events that operate year-round on digital forums. These include Zoom events and conferences where you can learn new skills and hear about the latest innovations in your industry. Networking on a digital platform will allow you to meet other professionals on a nationwide level, ensuring that you will easily be able to find a mentor or hear of job opportunities no matter where you live or your current circumstances.
3. Time Management Apps
Soft skills are one of the most important elements that can affect your ability to achieve your dream job, with time management being at the top of the list of skills that employers are looking for. Having good time management skills can help you to make a good first impression, can help you to meet deadlines and ensure that you never miss a meeting again. However, some people have better time management skills than others. To make sure that your lack of this skill does not impact your career, you should download a time management or calendar application on which you can set reminders and deadline dates. This will ensure that you can attend interviews on time, meet job application deadlines and excel when you eventually achieve your dream position.
4. Job Search Websites
Now there is more information than ever about potential careers online and this can help you to find out the best pathway that you need to take in order to achieve your dream career. However, the internet is not only a source of information, you can even use these digital forums to apply for jobs online. For instance, there are many job search websites and apps that can send you alerts about jobs that may be of interest to you. Not only this, but you can use social media platforms such as LinkedIn to connect with professionals and even find job opportunities that may be appropriate for your skillset and goals.
5. Mobile Technology
Mobile technology is useful in most aspects of your life with many people storing their whole lives on their mobile phone. However, mobile technology can improve the trajectory of your career in leaps and bounds. This is because mobile technology gives you access to lots of apps which you can use to connect with your colleagues in the workplace and even perform work at home or on the go. This will enable you to put in the extra hard work that is needed when you are looking for a promotion and can even help you to ensure you never fail to meet your manager’s project deadlines.
6. Video Conferencing Apps
During the pandemic, securing an interview may have seemed like an impossible aim. However, with the assortment of video conferencing software that is now available (such as Skype and Zoom) you can apply for jobs across the country and even worldwide. Video conferencing software can allow interviews and discussion to take place on a remote basis, meaning that you do not even have to commute to the location of your potential new job in order to meet your potential employers. This can be a great option for those who are looking to move for their job, but are unable to secure accommodation until they have found a job in the area that they are moving to.