Competition in IT: profession "old-timers" against newcomers
Information technology is a rapidly developing field. And the knowledge gained ten or even five years ago can be considered obsolete to a certain extent today. Young specialists become professionals faster, but what should the "old-timers" of the profession do to withstand the competition?
Now we can definitely say that the "old-timers" of the IT industry have several problems that should be thought about:
- In the competitive struggle, young people increasingly bypass. Here, young specialists who've been working in IT for about five years are on the advantage due to the absence of a family and thanks to the willingness to work 12 hours a day.
- Knowledge and skills become obsolete. If you work in a niche business that requires specific skills, it's easier to compete with young people, but an area with limited development is a rather risky undertaking. On the other hand, a lot is simplified in the IT industry: it becomes easier to master technologies and apply them, intuitive interfaces, infrastructure as code, simplified programming languages, and other points. That's why they become professionals earlier.