We are living in an age of unprecedented and increasingly rapid technological development. Each year, new breakthroughs in computer science and information technology are enabling human beings to process and absorb digital information at ever-greater speeds.
The technological landscape, in other words, is transforming before our very eyes. In order to be able to keep up with the accelerating rate of change happening all around us, it’s crucial for modern telecommunications professionals to be able to continuously adapt and update their skill sets.
On the one hand, there are obviously a variety of emergent technical skills (or “hard skills”) that are essential to the modern telecommunication professional’s toolkit. On the other hand, there are also some indispensable interpersonal skills (or “soft skills’) that have become more important than ever within the telecommunications industry.
With these ideas in mind, this article will highlight a few critical skills that every telecommunications professional should aim to master in 2021.
Three Crucial Skills for Telecommunication Pros in 2021
The telecommunications sector, as any seasoned pro within the industry will be able to attest, is a uniquely dynamic and complex environment in which to work. On top of advanced problem-solving skills, modern telecom pros also have to master a wide range of other essential capabilities. These are in a constant state of flux as the telecom industry continues to adapt in response to society’s most pressing demands and challenges. And if there’s one thing that can be said about 2020, it’s that this has been a year that has presented more than its fair share of social demands and challenges.
In light of that, here are three major skills that every telecommunications professional should strive to master in the new year:
Over the past few years, the global transition of digital infrastructure from on-site networks to the cloud has provided telecom employers with a growing incentive to recruit candidates with cloud computing and engineering experience. This trend has also accelerated over the course of the COVID-19 crisis as organizations continue to transition to a digital framework and a distributed workforce model.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also ushered in a new era of danger in the realm of cybersecurity. For example, one recent report found that there has been an average of 4,000 cybersecurity incidents per day in the United States since the onset of the pandemic. For this reason, telecommunications employers will undoubtedly continue to place a high premium on cybersecurity skills among job candidates in 2021.
Finally, it’s going to be crucial for any telecommunications professional to be able to demonstrate an ability to quickly adapt to rapidly changing circumstances. The pandemic is going to continue to affect the economy and the industry in unpredictable ways, which means that employers will be on the lookout for candidates who will be able to help steer their companies competently and confidently into the future.
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