According to recruitment experts, the best way to prepare for a post-pandemic world is to gain information technology (IT) skills. We've already seen how critical IT skills were during lockdown, when companies needed to adapt quickly to the new world order of employees working from home.
The World Economic Forum estimated that 54 per cent of all employees will require ‘significant’ reskilling by 2022 to keep up with the digital revolution. The coronavirus crisis has fuelled this even further with a higher reliance on technology, meaning that desirable skills are changing every day.
Technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, machine learning, cloud computing, software development and data analytics will make businesses more resilient to future pandemics, and anyone that can help companies exploit these technologies will be in a great position.
Although it’s unlikely that you’ll need to know every system or platform, demonstrating a solid working knowledge of IT tools will certainly help propel your job profile above the rest.