Technology has advanced considerably in the
past decade with the rise of automation, the internet of things and artificial
intelligence. It’s also a thriving
market in Switzerland, making it a highly innovative country. Modern
technology has paved the way for improved communication, changing
transportation and making information more accessible.
This digital revolution is changing the way
we work and introducing new tech platforms, which has enabled more skills,
tasks and workplace productivity. Due to the competitive
nature of the Swiss tech scene, professionals need to ensure they’re
continually learning and growing their skillsets. We discuss the best ways to
grow your career in technology and how to stand out from the competition.
Build your data expertise
One of the key ways to improve and grow
your career in technology is by becoming a data expert. Data science and
analysis positions have become highly in demand in recent years, thanks to the
explosion of data and the continuous rise
of digital technology. For example, taking a foundational course can help
further your knowledge of the basics around data, such as data types and
structures, preparing and processing data, as well as data visualization and
storytelling. An understanding of SQL – which is a standardised form of
programme language used to manage databases – is one place to start.
Whether you’re looking to grow your career
as a software developer, web developer or information technology manager,
having an expert understanding of data analysis and metrics is essential for
your career development.
Start side projects
As a professional in the tech industry, it’s
important to constantly open yourself up to new opportunities and skills.
Having a technical side project builds upon your professional life. Depending
on the nature of the project, it can be a way to improve other skills, such as
product design, marketing and ideation. You’ll have the responsibility to conceive,
develop and manage a project’s entire life cycle, which can give you actionable
knowledge that applies to your main career.
Side projects fuel creativity and
motivation, and there’s very little risk so there’s plenty of room for
experimentation. Above all, working on a side project is a great way to test
new technical aspects of product development and gain further experience.
Stay current with the latest trends
To advance your career, you need to stay up
to date on the
latest trends in technology. When you stay current with the latest
technology trends, it gives you a fresh sense of perspective and helps keep
your skills and knowledge relevant. Rather than simply just researching the
technology news, you could attend industry events and conferences, as well as
webinars and keynotes. Furthermore, professionals could also consider joining
an external organisation that focuses on technology, as a way to learn more
about the industry. All of this will help you stay current with the latest
trends and innovations, which can be beneficial for your career growth.
Achieve a qualification
Attaining a higher-level qualification in technology
is one of the most effective professional growth strategies. There are many
computer sciences, coding and IT courses in Switzerland, so they can be a great
way to maintain and improve your current skill set and give you access to new
experiences that you may not be receiving in your role. When you have more
qualifications, you’ll be able to stand apart from other candidates and improve
your career progression.
Are you looking for a new technology
role at Swisslinx?
Swisslinx is a market-leading recruiter
with a focus on technology,
as well as life
sciences and healthcare. We have an excellent team of consultants who have
a deep understanding of the sectors they recruit into. Over the years, we’ve
established an excellent network of clients and candidates. Our global reach
allows us to recruit talent globally and we follow a strong recruitment
methodology, providing our clients and candidates with the best market
expertise and experience. Contact
us for more information about our services and keep reading our blog posts for further insights.