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IT sector’s hiring spree amidst the ever – widening skill gap

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The primary technical skills required for working in the IT sector:


Coding abilities.

One of the basic skill sets an employer looks for in an IT professional is the capacity to write code. Given that many systems are created utilizing numerous languages, an employer may look for a candidate who can code in a variety of languages if the position involves programming or software/web development.


Communication Proficiency.

Since information technology employees frequently need to collaborate with numerous teams and groups, communication skills are crucial for anyone in the industry. IT specialists frequently have to offer technological solutions to less tech-savvy people. They must exhibit leadership at all project levels and with a variety of organizations. They are frequently asked to deliver ideas and information to bigger audiences.


Project and time management.

The ability to supervise projects effectively is a key component of self-directed work, which is a skill that many IT experts will need. Deadlines  might frequently change when it comes to lengthy projects, which only proves that such work that is related to technology might often take longer to complete than the expected deadline.

Embrace collaborative learning, where an instructor and a subject-matter authority share information in a group. Invite professionals from the business to give guest lectures so they can gauge the participants’ pulse and provide feedback to the sector.

To develop a course curriculum that meets industrial requirements, academia must incorporate feedback from the business world. Following the completion of the educational process, the program curriculum and teaching methodology must be updated to reflect input from the sector and conform to its standards.

Employee performance and engagement are significantly impacted by workplace design. Today, there is a growing understanding that an Indian workforce that is global and sophisticated requires a workplace that adheres to their values and traditions. What is successful in other areas of the world might not be as successful in India.

Recognizing India’s extensive terrain, rich cultural heritage, and the influence of their work’s evolution on the current workplace is a challenge for both businesses and architects.

Data is gathered by Internet of Things devices, which are then analysed by machine learning techniques. The digital transformation of the transportation sector depends heavily on the use of transport data. Data is used by truckers to choose the most effective shipping routes and by trucking businesses to assess possible safety issues. Mobile check-in is available for hotel guests, AI is utilised to handle room service requests, and IoT devices gather consumer data to enhance the customer experience.

The new jobs are going to be in by 2025 and what would be the talent strategies by the enterprises


  1. Digital literacy.

Given the present rate of digital transformation, it is essential to acquire these abilities today in order to set the stage for the best performance in the radically altered world we anticipate in 2025.

By 2025, it’s reasonable to predict that virtual networking and communication with coworkers will be the norm. It is therefore important to become familiar with common online collaboration tools.


  1. Analytical and critical thinking.

According to recent study, many professionals view analytical or critical thinking as their most important talent, both now and in the future. Similarly, the report showed that the most innovative technology, media and telecoms (TMT) companies prioritize critical thinking over technical skills and focus their efforts on developing that competency for success. T Making judgments, resolving challenging issues, and coming up with fresh concepts all need critical thought about the information supplied.


  1. Leadership.

Leadership methods for modern professionals must be accountable, adaptive, entrepreneurial, and values-based. You must be able to lead dispersed and remote teams, inspire empathy in workers, promote workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion, foster trust and transparency, drive sustainability, and prioritise social responsibility.

Concentrate on developing the vital skills required for a competitive edge, and be willing to go outside typical sources of qualified individuals.

Target the entire skill market by unlocking talents with “Adjacent” skills.

Try to use talents with related skills, especially so-called “Level” skills that bridge the gap between domains.

The search for talent beyond company location appears to be less radical given the workforce and workplace changes caused by COVID-19.

Digital Marketing or Social Marketing teams use the data collected through digital channels to determine the performance of campaigns and to develop new strategies. Keyword optimization, social media marketing, and increasing user experience and engagement are some of the talents necessary to construct such marketing campaigns and plans. Marketing is one of the business operations that must have an effect on sales, either directly or indirectly.

Coding isn’t only for techies anymore; numerous aspects, including as compliance and risk management, digital marketing, and quality assurance, also demand coding abilities. Programming alters your perspective of the world and gives you rational problem-solving techniques.

AI and machine learning may assist you in delivering more relevant, tailored, and creative products and services. You must understand how the use of AI and machine learning will affect your work. Learn how this artificial intelligence (AI) technology solutions may enhance internal operations while saving money in the long run.

5G networks are predicted to reach one-third of the global population by 2025, with South Korea, China, and the United States leading the way in developing and implementing 5G technology. Is India finally going to be able to get on the global 5G bandwagon this year?


Late this month, reports circulated that 5G spectrum may finally see the light of day in 2022. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has allegedly notified the Department of Telecommunications (DOT) that it plans to present 5G price proposals in March. It implies that if everything goes as planned, the UK might see a 5G auction in July-August.


Despite the hype around 5G, telecom firms and private parties are only undertaking 5G testing in the nation.


In collaboration with Nokia, Bharti Airtel successfully performed India’s first 5G testing in the 700 MHz spectrum on the outskirts of Kolkata. Airtel exhibited India’s first 5G experience over a live 4G network earlier this year. In addition, I vark Windows exhibited India’s first rural 5G experiment as well as the first Cloud gaming experience on 5G.


(The author is Mr. Harsh Bharwani, CEO & MD, Jetking Infotrain, and the views expressed in this article are his own)


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