Another great post by Mashable provides a list of 10 digital skills that should be developed “before you leave College”. In fact they’re 10 skills we ALL should develop, no matter what our age or stage in life.
Nothing seems to categorise a person as ‘old-school‘ more than an inability to keep abreast of technology. As a recruiter I see this in:
- 20-somethings who have not kept up with their learning since completing formal study just a few years ago – their use of technology becomes very routine and is often limited to Facebook and Twitter.
- mature age people who quickly deride the use of social media – they limit their online activity to email, some web surfing and their skills don’t go much beyond using MS Word or some basic Excel spreadsheets.
How many of Mashable’s 10 skills can you tick off?
- Cloud backups via such tools as iCloud and Dropbox
- Simple photo editing, for example with Photoshop
- Converting files from one format to another
- setup a website with a facility such as WordPress and register a Domain
- some basic HTML coding
- using Google Drive and MS Office
- establishing a presence for yourself on LinkedIn and Twitter
- online banking
- basic video editing for example using Final Cut Pro
- setup a Wi-Fi network.
How many did you score out of 10? Read Matt Petronzio’s full article by clicking here.