Technology changes so fast it may seem impossible to keep your industry technical skills up-to-date. However, keeping your skills up-to-date makes you a more effective worker and a stronger candidate for a position.
These are 2 types of industry technical skills:
Industry-sector skills can be performed on any job in a given industry sector, but only within that sector. You earn these skills through education, training, and experience. When you complete the training and earn credentials for these types of positions, you will have a greater chance of being hired at any business.
Here are some examples of jobs that require technical skills, sorted by sector:
Industry-wide skills, on the other hand, can be used in more than one sector. Examples of industry-wide skills include:
How do you keep your industry technical skills updated? Start by following these tips:
Are you getting started on a new career path? You will need to be familiar with a new set of technical skills relevant to that industry. Start by following the steps below:
If you're interested in exploring technical skills further, check out these resources on Illinois workNet:
*Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.
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