7 Must-Have Skills for a Tech Career
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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Tech industry professionals are in high demand, and the options are limitless for those who have key skills that ensure success. Learn the must-have know-how you need to be prosperous in a sector seeing high growth:

Cloud Computing: Listed as one of the fastest-growing tech skills in 2012, “cloud computing” is a broad term for the distribution of software and computing resources over a network, usually through a Web interface. As mobile devices and laptops become more common, easily syncing data across multiple devices has become a necessity, and end users are now less reliant on platform-specific software.

Companies are looking for cloud developers, administrators and integration specialists to bring their office environments into the new century.

Social Media: While social media managers sometimes get a bad rap in tech circles, demand for social media job skills are still up 216 percent over 2010. Twitter and Facebook alone account for an enormous slice of online traffic and attention, and every company wants a piece of the pie.

Employers who want to leverage social media are looking for people with skills in reputation management and online customer engagement. You’ll need to know more than how to post a status update on Facebook, though; a good social media manager has a solid skill set.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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