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Keeping your knowledge base current?

By ppiercy ·
Seems most employers want a high skill level in all environments. How do you keep a high level of skill in many or several arenas? I find I am spending more and more time just doing catch up reading.

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by RealGem In reply to Keeping your knowledge ba ...

Aside from your reading, you should look at training and rotating assignments. Interestingly enough, the latter two items are under the control of your employer.

Who is responsible for you at your company should ensure that you take enough training. You, of course, have to remind them. Your manager should ensure that your don't get pigeon-holed into one environment because it seems like you're the best fit. By rotating your assignments between platforms, you will keep your skills up. Ofcourse, you will have to remind management of that too...

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by ntvishy In reply to Keeping your knowledge ba ...

It is true that most employers do expect their employees to a high level & latest update on skill set. At the same time the employer would like to have the emmployee to have the latest update on the particular field where the employee is working. Unlike the IT of old days, the present IT field is such as vast area that it is almost impossible to have the latest update in all IT related. If any claims so, I am ready to challenge this. So, we must spend our time to update ourself in the specific area and have a GK of other areas.

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In the ICT industry, technical knowledge is like milk. It lasts a few days. It is your own responsibility to refresh your knowledge in the fields you are working in or interested in. Employers pay you to do a job, not necessarily to send you on training courses.
Over years, technical knowledge combined with experience in many different technical fields, will give you a hunch on where the industry is going. I find that my subscription to a site like Techrepublic and the time spend on it, pays a 100 times better than a three day course.
More than in any other industry, you are master of your own destiny in ICT.

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