Technological skills are not mastered in a day. In fact, you can never say you’re a master of any because there’s always an upgrade.
However, you can always get really good at it and get better over time, by following certain steps to improve on your skills.
Improving your skills in Tech would definitely require your consistent effort and a high level of interest. If you want to be considered the best, you want to make the best moves.
Here are steps to improving your tech skills:
READ A LOT OF TECH BOOKS
“Knowledge” they say, is “Power”. You have to keep filling your knowledge tank with enough ideas, technicalities and upgrades in your chosen Tech field.
There are a lot of tech books online and in local stores. Books in their second edition or later are a great choice because they’ve already been through at least one round of testing in the marketplace.
YouTube is just at the tip of your fingers, as long as you’re using a smart phone.
There are a lot of video tutorials or classes on your chosen Tech field, that you can watch to improve your skills, for free.
Read up on the comments too. Sometimes the comments are better than the original information, since they can contain lots of additional tips and suggestions.
HANG OUT WITH GEEKS
One of the fastest way to improve your tech skills is by being around a lot of tech cabals. By doing this, their skill naturally rubs off on you. Even geeks learn from other geeks. You can join a local computer club or users group.
Once you join a computer club or other geek-ridden association, you can join the list of volunteers, in order to hang out with other volunteers and learn from them. Most of these nonprofit associations are frequently in need of volunteers for committee and project work; even if your technical skills are weak, they often just need raw manpower.
TAKE COURSES/CLASSES IN FIELD
You definitely need to register for a physical or virtual tech class to learn. Look for college extension courses and other classroom and workshop offerings in your area.
A key advantage of classroom learning is the opportunity to interact with an experienced educator. Teachers with decades of experience know plenty of educational distinctions you won’t find in books or online tutorials. And unlike many technical writers, they know how to teach.
EMBRACE A VARIETY OF SOFTWARES
General software productivity improves with breadth of experience, so use many different software programs (online or offline) to improve your overall ability to get things done through software.
Also, always check for new updates and upgrades, so you do not get out of fashion. The world is evolving, you should not stay stagnant, you should evolve with it.