These Skills In Technology Can Help Support Your Career Development In Business
Business skills are applicable across a wide variety of professional sectors, and so are skills in technology. Keeping your technology skills current for the workplace can be a key component of advancing both your career preparations while in high school, and your overall career trajectory once you enter the working world.
Having some of the top technology skills present on your resume can help you to stand out from other job applicants, and learning these critical skills in career prep can also aid you in getting started on a path in business. In addition, these skills can also assist you in attaining leadership positions, while you do management training on the job.
Our research partner, Emsi Burning Glass, has compiled data to pinpoint the top five technology skills in the business field (with both current statistics and a focus on the five-year growth rates in mind), for those seeking a strong career start that is also critically-current and future-ready. Let’s take a look at what the data reveals:
With targeted career prep learning during high school, and the benefits of focusing on these important technology skills for business, jobs are typically available for those looking to start their careers right away. So, let’s take an even closer look at each of the tech skills on this list.
Social Media Platforms: There’s a lot of organic marketing that goes on within the paradigm of social media these days, and keeping up with the ever-increasing and evolving platforms can be very important for businesses. Having a fluent knowledge of the most-utilized platforms within social media can accelerate your career growth with employers who are seeking that experiential base.
Yardi Software: For those who may be unfamiliar with it, Yardi is a property management software system that is used by many companies to help with their physical space assets. The software is often considered to increase efficiency and reduce costs for a global client base of public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Yardi can be used for commercial properties, multi-family housing, single family housing, self-storage units, student housing, senior housing, coworking spaces, affordable housing, military housing, airports, and parks and recreation spaces. There’s a lot that Yardi can do, and working knowledge of this software can greatly enhance a candidate’s job applications and resume submissions in the field of business.
Salesforce: This is a large and highly-utilized customer relationship management (CRM) platform. Salesforce is often used in business endeavors because it can help marketing, sales, commerce, service, and IT teams work as one cohesive unit, from anywhere. This not only boosts the experience and efficiency of working teams, but its use is also motivated by a positive experience on the consumer end. Familiarity with Salesforce is a key technology skill for business that you will definitely want to consider focusing on, during career prep efforts in high school and your ongoing education.
SAP: System, applications, and products (SAP) software continues to stand out from other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in the world of business technology. The SAP modules include human resources, finance, sales, and more… much more. Depending on the needs of the company you work for, you can work with any applicable modules, and you would be hard-pressed to find modules that do not fit the needs of a business. SAP can manage practically all departments within an organization, and it can revolutionize and streamline the way an entire business is operated in a broader context. This makes learning SAP a strong way to have your resume and/or job application stand out among the proverbial crowd.
Relationship Management (CRM): This is a technology for managing all of a company's relationships and interactions with customers, and even with potential customers. The goal of CRMs is quite simple… to improve business relationships and aid in consistently growing the business overall. Salesforce, which is mentioned above in this article, is a software system that is one version of a CRM. CRMs helps business owners to easily track all communications and to nurture relationships with their leads and clients. A CRM replaces the multitude of spreadsheets, databases, and apps that many businesses patch together to track client data. The result can potentially be better organization, efficiency, and time management… thus leading to impressed clients and greater client retention.
It’s through hands-on, project-based learning, and online classes and programs, that Stride Career Prep students can develop key skills in both business and technology, while also continuing their high school experience. Working on career prep now, and striving for progressive (and future-focused) business skill sets while moving forward, can help students graduate and be prepared to immediately launch into rewarding careers in business.
No matter what future you choose to have, as business options come into focus, career prep courses with Stride help you begin your own journey towards success! Stride Insights also has more information about some of the strongest Entry Level Jobs in Business, too!
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