Except you are a Luddite, I see no reason why you shouldn’t acquire a technical skill this year. We all know how technology has deeply improved many aspects of humanhood especially in areas of telecommunication, industrialization, healthcare services, educational system, economy just to name a few, technically speaking we can’t imagine our world and the way we live in it without technology as it has become an ubiquitous and highly beneficial to man.
Technology is evolutionary it has taken over things around us and has come to stay, looking back at the 1980s you notice a vast change in the world and the way we operate, just to give a glimpse of some the most obvious, we can now travel around the world, reach out to our loved ones irrespective of their distance and location, give commands to computer to perform various task, can you really imagine our lives without these abilities?
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New technology innovation are been introduced everyday and the old ones are been advanced to serve better and more conveniently. One unique attribute about technology advancement is it can only get better and more intelligent, technology can never be degraded there’s no possible scenario where we return to an older technology, this is one good reason why we need to shape ourselves into been a tech savvy to enable us fit into demands and to also make one well rounded in life and career.
With these effects of technology on human existence today, it’s ideal for our personal life and career to acquire technical skill as it helps future-proof one’s career.
See the easiest ways to acquire technical skills in the below list.
5 EASY WAYS TO ENHANCE TECHNICAL SKILLS THIS YEAR 2018
1. Read Tutorials
Don’t waste that little time you have on social media, Yeh! I know getting in touch with loved ones is cool, but at some point you need to set priority if you really need something important and this is termed SACRIFICE. Research has proven that reading tutorials (online or offline) is one of the best ways to boost ones knowledge on tech. Although, getting feed online and offline also have their respective pros and cons e.g reading online is free but are not always professionally edited and could be misleading or difficult to understand while reading offline (from a book, magazine etc) are always professionally written with clear language but they aren’t always free. So you see, what can i say? Use any option that best rock your boat!
Additionally, learn how to use Google and other search engines to your advantage, it’s important to know how to correctly pose a question for search and how to use search engines to find good and well-detailed information from search results.
2. Surround Yourself With Tech Professionals
Spend good time with people who are technically more advanced than you are, at lease everyone is a learner at some point, in doing so their knowledge will rub off on you. Even geeks learn from other geeks, but if you aren’t much of a geek yourself. Alternatively, a great way to accelerate the development of your technical skills is to join an online forum of a chosen field.
Once you join a computer forum or other geek-ridden association, volunteering is a great way to make fast friends. These nonprofit associations are frequently in need of volunteers for committee and project work; even if your technical skills are weak, they often just need raw manpower. Once you start interacting with tech professionals you will earn much knowledge about the real-time cases problems faced in the industry.
3. Learn Programming Skill
Programming is basically about writing codes and commands to instruct computer to perform specific tasks. The key to accomplishing this is learning to think like a computer. Programming is one of the most mentally challenging tasks a human being can perform, but nothing compares to the satisfaction of engineering a piece of code to solve a specific problem. Ask any programmer.
While humans certainly aren’t as precise or predictable as machines — we have major compatibility issues, sometimes even with ourselves — a programmer’s mindset can generate effective solutions to very human problems. Intuition is a big factor in both personal development and programming, but I like that there’s a structured fallback process that works in both fields. It’s much harder to use this process in personal development though because we know how a computer thinks, but we’re still figuring out how humans think.
4. Embrace Different Variety of Computer Softwares
Generally, software engagement improves breadth of experience, so use many different software programs (online or offline) to improve your overall ability to get things done through software, don’t be too restricted in just getting a task done on a software and all, try also to see and learn to use other advance option and using many different interfaces, think of it as technical intuition.
You’ll learn a lot about interface design from image editing programs, programming tools, and of course computer games. The greater the variety of interfaces you experience, the faster you’ll be able to learn and master each new program you use.
5. Practice What You’ve Learnt
Focusing only on ‘Read and Learn’ isn’t ideal for your tech skill, remember we called it tech skill, right? and this is not like a school where you’re only require to write down what you just read during test, this is far more than that it’s just like sending a trained soldier to his duty post or a warfront, it is his duty and purpose isn’t it? Getting to learn technical skills uses this same principle which is putting your knowledge into proper use or solving problems in a real life situation.
By practicing this, it adds its promised value to you, both personally and professionally.