Although there have been many layoffs in the Information Technology Industry in 2023, just the number of tech layoffs in 2022 alone equates to more than ½ of ALL reported layoffs since the start of the pandemic.
This is a major cause of concern for the I.T. Industry. Because although many tech companies have had to adjust to this ever-changing economy, tech job seekers have been affected the most.
If you’re in the tech industry and you’ve been recently laid off, due to the economy and inflation, you may want to consider these 3 things before returning to the workforce:
1. Invest in New Tech Skills
One of the most popular tech skills to invest in right now is Artificial Intelligence- A.I. Of course, I’m sure everyone knows the power of A.I. by now. And with so many companies investing in A.I. software, it only makes sense that tech professionals also learn to leverage their knowledge and experience in this skill, as it has become apparent that A.I. is definitely here to stay…
It would also be wise to consider skills such as: Amazon Web Services- AWS, Python, and Structured Query Language- SQL, high-level programming systems, and intergrade database systems.
2. List Your Technical Skills at the Top of Your Resume
Another way to pique the recruiter’s interest, is by highlighting personal and/or professional projects that you have worked on. Such projects may include apps that you have created, websites that you’ve designed, program conversions, database system migrations, and hardware migration projects that you’ve managed.
3. Leverage LinkedIn Networking Opportunities
Most Tech professionals rely on references from their previous jobs, as well as networking to find job opportunities. One of the most effective ways Tech professionals can network, is by leveraging their LinkedIn profiles to market their professional brand.
LinkedIn also offers you an excellent opportunity to network with other professionals in your field. And the faster you start networking, the better it will be down the line. Regardless of whether you currently are working, you can make use of your network of connections if you are looking for other employment.