You don’t have to be an absolute computer whiz to have a job in today’s economy. While knowing the basics are good, you also want to go into a field that won’t require you to know a lot of programming skills.
There are lot of other skills that are needed in today’s workforce. People skills, interdependence and great communication skills are essential if you don’t have great computer skills.
It is extremely likely that you will encounter some situation that requires you to do something that is past your knowledge of computer skills. This may seem stressful but here are some of our favorite ways to overcome these situations and still be successful.
If computer programming or website building isn’t really your thing, you may need to hire someone who is able to program and build websites.
Luckily there are a lot of online resources that let you hire people to do your work such as Upwork and Fiverr. You can find people who specialize in websites and apps.
If hiring someone doesn’t sound too appealing there different ways to find someone with programming skills that will help you out when creating an app.
Learn the Basics
Since you do live in a world that has a lot of technology, it is essential that you need to learn the basics. By basics we mean the absolute essentials that are necessary for your job or career path.
This means learning how to email and what best practices are involved with communicating online with others. The best way to do this is to do some research on what your job will require you to know. Social media is something that is being used more and more in companies so knowing how to use different social media platforms could be a good thing to know
If you don’t have a lot of computer skills you will have to be creative when you come up against situations that require certain skills that you don’t have. This may mean going to extreme lengths to figure out what you need to do.
It may mean hiring an intern for several months so they can help out your small business or nonprofit, or even help you start up your own idea.
This may require you to interact with universities and other institutions you don’t normally interact with. Since you are probably more creative than the average person, the sky is the limit when thinking of unique ways to resolve your problems.
Ask For Help
If you are a penny pincher or are on a really tight budget, you may need to resort to asking for help. If you have friends or family members who have computer skills you may need to reach out and tell them what you need.
You shouldn’t be embarrassed about not having the necessary computer skills or asking for help. Even with all of the technology that we are surrounded with, it is understandable that not everybody knows everything about computers.
Have Great Connections
It may be in your best interest to expand your connections if you ever have an idea that has anything to do with technology.
This means interacting with others and going to tech conventions that are filled with people who are in the technology industry. This will allow you to expand your horizon and get to know a little more about the field of technology without having to spend a lot of time and money on learning things that don’t apply to your specific job or passion.
You can also meet people in your job or different meetings or classes that you are taking. Local connections are great and many cities and towns have clubs, such as Rotary, that let you interact with a diverse community who have different careers and backgrounds.
Have other ways that you are successful without having a bunch of computer skills? Comment below and start the conversation.
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