How to prepare for the coming IT skills revolution
|June 14, 2012||Posted by admin under DECODE - Assess/Plan|
How to prepare for the coming IT skills revolution By Tracy Mayor, Julia King
The current tech talent gap is just the first sign of a coming revolution in the IT jobs market. Here’s how to secure your footing now and brace for what’s ahead.
Most portentous, though, is that the gap, whatever its true nature, is rapidly becoming a yawning chasm — one that IT employees will have to cross sooner rather than later. Many hiring experts, IT managers and CIOs believe that the tech employment landscape will be radically different five years from now as more and more companies outsource IT operations to service providers, perhaps offshore, or move traditional IT jobs to other business units.
In the face of such rapid change, it’s becoming clear that the one skill every member of the IT workforce needs is career management.
“Everybody is a free agent, navigating the corporate chaos,” says Todd Weinman,