Digital skills are one of the competencies of the most valued professionals today, along with knowing how to work in a team and have communicative skills, among others. According to Montse Guitert, director of the program of Digital Competencies of the UOC, the digital competences that the recruitment companies ask for are the following:
Search and critical selection of information on the network. Efficiently use the potential of the network to seek and recover critically the digital information.
Processing and elaboration of digital information. Create and edit digital content in different formats applying the most appropriate medium for each case.
Presentation and dissemination of information on the network. Present and disseminate digital content in the network effectively using the most appropriate digital channels.
Digital technology. Know and identify the most appropriate digital technologies to carry out tasks and solve problems.
Study planning and online work. Strategies of time organization taking advantage of the potential of digital technologies to study and work asynchronously.
Communication and collaboration in the network. Apply the appropriate languages and strategies to communicate and network effectively by selecting the right tools.
Digital Attitude. Show an ethical attitude, taking care of the digital identity and reputation, applying security principles in the network and knowing the legislation in force on the internet.
Teamwork in network. Interacting and actively collaborating with other people in the achievement of common goals and in order to reach goals higher than those that would be reached individually using online collaborative tools.
According to the article, with these digital competences professionals “acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes, strategies and awareness” that are required when using and applying ICT and digital media to “communicate, manage and analyze information, to create and share Content, to learn and build knowledge in a critical, creative, autonomous and flexible way, as well as to work in a networked team “, explains the expert.
Digital skills are transversal and “necessary for any profession in the world today,” explains Guitert. Therefore, ‘it will be increasingly difficult’ for people who are not digital to ‘be able to take part’ in the labor market, Guitert concludes.
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