7 Career paths to look at if you are Technophobic

7 career paths to look at if you are Technophobic

It is not an unknown fact that technology is evolving each day with new upgrades every now and then. We have come to interact with robots, turn our day to day life automated using software, devices, sensors etc. With the increase of intervention of technology in our lives, we also see that most people are even scared to use a computer.

A study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior was conducted between 1992 and 1994 surveying first-year college students across various countries. The overall percentage of the 3,392 students who responded with high-level technophobic fears was 29%. In comparison, Japan had 58% high-level technophobes, India had 82%, and Mexico had 53%.

A published report in 2000 stated that roughly 85-90% of new employees at an organization may be uncomfortable with new technology, and are technophobic to some degree.

Let me take you through some jobs which do not require advanced technical knowledge:

Digital Marketing:

Do not get scared by the job title since it has the word “Digital” in it. Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation’s website(s).

Important skills that you need to get a job in this field are:

 

Business development:

A business development manager identifies sales leads, pitch goods or services to new clients and maintains a good working relationship with new contacts.

Skills required to fetch you a job as a business development executive are:

  • Ability to sell products and services
  • Knowledge of English language
  • Ability to use your initiative
  • Leadership skills
  • Maths knowledge
  • Customer service skills
  • Business management skills
  • Ambition and a desire to succeed

 

Business Consultant:

The job description includes: organizing and executing assigned business projects on behalf of clients according to client’s requirements. Also, you will have to conduct meeting with assigned clients when needed and perform an initial assessment of a problematic situation. You will be collecting information about the client’s business through a variety of methods (shadowing, interviews, surveys, reading reports etc.)

Here are the skill sets that makes you the right fit for this job.

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Problem-solving and strategic planning ability
  • Analytical skills
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to cope with pressure and challenges

 

Content Writer:

Content Writer responsibilities include conducting thorough research on industry-related topics, generating ideas for new content types and proofreading articles before publication.

Let us look into some skill sets that will fetch you this job.

  • Adaptability
  • Researching your way to good content.
  • A good understanding of SEO
  • The ability to get focused
  • Time management
  • Editing, editing and more editing.
  • Staying in demand

 

Sales Executive:

Sales executives are the key point of contact between an organisation and its clients: answering queries, offering advice and introducing new products. The job includes organising sales visits, demonstrating products, establishing new business, maintaining accurate records, attending exhibitions, conferences and meetings. The person with this job title also reviews sales performance, negotiates contracts and packages and most importantly, aims at reaching monthly target.

These are the skills that you should have to fit better for this job.

  • Ability and desire to sell
  • excellent communication skills
  • A positive, confident and determined approach
  • Resilience and the ability to cope with rejection
  • High degree of self-motivation and ambition
  • Can work both independently and as part of a team

 

Accountant:

The responsibilities of an accountant include auditing financial documents and procedures, reconciling bank statements and calculating tax payments and returns.

If you think this job is for you, then here are some skill sets you must have to get hired:

  • Self-motivation
  • Integrity
  • Ability to reflect on one’s own work as well as the wider consequences of financial decisions
  • Business acumen and interest
  • Organisational skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • Team working ability
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Some basic knowledge in excel, tools used for accounting

 

Human Resources Manager (HR):

Maintains and enhances the organization’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. Also, maintains a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys, schedules and conducts job evaluations, prepares pay budgets. Monitoring and scheduling individual pay actions; recommending, planning, and implementing pay structure revisions are also some of the roles of an HR.

If you have good interpersonal skills and a vision for developing and binding all the employees together, this might be the right job for you. Here are some skills that you can work on to get the right post.

  • Employee relations
  • On boarding
  • Some basic touch on Human Resources Information Software (HRIS)
  • Performance management
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Scheduling
  • Customer service
  • Project management

In the above-mentioned jobs, no matter how strong you are with your other skills, you need a basic knowledge of computers to get a good post and a good pay. You should be comfortable with making a simple presentation or feeding data in excel or type in word document in the bare minimum.

One cannot avoid technology in this decade where we are all engulfed by it in every aspect and area. Even an artist uses software or tools to paint or at least draft his/her ideas these days. There is nothing scary about learning something new. Technical terms or tools can be difficult to understand and use in the beginning but remember, “Practice makes a man perfect”. No matter what obstacle you face in life, you must have a fighting spirit, because if you do not do the work someone else will.  

At Future Revolution, we motivate and acknowledge the strengths of our team players and try to enhance those along with improving the areas they are weak in. Learning is a continuous process and we know what it takes to come out of your comfort zone and learn something new.

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