Recession proof your career

Recession proof your career

The global economy has plunged into recession. Has your career been affected by this? Find out what technology skills are in strong demand in the foreseeable future as we work our way out of this crisis.

You don’t need to be told that there’s something deeply wrong with the economy right now. The coronavirus crisis has plunged the global economy into a recession, that could mean lost jobs for millions of people.

Despite mass layoffs everywhere and growing concerns over plummeting global markets, tech companies are still going strong, feverishly hiring to take advantage of an economy increasingly going online. As the world moves to a new way of working, tech professionals are going to be essential to drive the crucial switch.

This makes tech one of the most lucrative industries to be in right now. Whether you are at the start of your career, or thinking of upskilling to be more future ready, now is the best time to give your career a boost!

Confused about where to begin? We’ve compiled for you a list of five skills that are expected to be in strong demand in the foreseeable future:

Coding

Code is the language of the modern world.  Any smart device needs coding in order for it to work, making coding one of the most important job skills of the future.

But, which language should you begin with? Programming languages in high demand include website-building experience in JavaScript and HTML, R and SAS for statistics, and AutoCAD engineering programs. All-purpose programming languages such as Java, Python, and C++ are valuable, too.

Web Development

Web development involves taking plans and layouts created by web designers, and  coding them into live functioning websites. If you are the creative types, who loves to build things, then a career in web development may be for you.

User Experience

User experience ( or UX as it’s called in tech-jargon) involves researching how humans interact with technology and using that knowledge to improve users’ experience with tech products. Since a positive user experience is an area no company is willing to sacrifice on, it is easy to understand why UX skills are the most relevant skills to have in times of economic uncertainty and recession.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence jobs involve solving real world business problems using the power of AI. 2020 is predicted to be the year when AI goes mainstream. Some of the biggest tech organizations have already begun hiring for AI,  and this number is only expected to grow, making AI one of the most lucrative career choices. 

Data Analysis Skills

A job in data analysis involves using data to enable businesses, communities, consumers and customers to make better decisions. If you are analytical and enjoy finding ways to use data to solve problems, then a career in data analysis may be the pathway for you.

Interested in knowing more? Check out our awesome tech accelerator programmes!

Want to know more about which tech career would suit you best? Take our free self-assessment quiz and find out!