Tech is the totality of any processes, skills, techniques, or methods employed in the achievement of goals, for instance scientific research, or in the development of new products or services, or in the management of existing goods or services. Technological change can take many forms, from hardware and software developments to communication technologies and industrial design. In recent years technology has increasingly been central to many areas of human endeavor. Examples include computer sciences (mathematics, science, engineering, computer science), telecommunications (electronic and electrical), energy (geography, production, distribution, consumption), medicine (physics, clinical practices, pharmaceutical sciences), engineering (mechanical, applied physics, computer science), and consumer and retail technology (information technology).
In today’s economy a growing portion of qualified workers needs to be hired from outside the traditional business sector. Because companies cannot be expected to immediately hire qualified workers, the search for such workers becomes one of the primary drivers of the economy. In response to this phenomenon technology industry professionals have become integral players in the job market. Not only do these professionals bring tremendous depth to an organization, but they are also sought after because of their tremendous value to the economy. In particular, the technology industry has become the number one provider of jobs, contributing more than 10% of the nation’s gross domestic product. Therefore a company that ignores the tech sector is missing an enormous opportunity to obtain high quality employees at a fraction of the cost of implementing new practices.
Because the tech industry is so vital to today’s economy a hiring manager should use every available resource to locate and then develop new technologies and to solicit new technologies from applicants. There are several ways to get a tech job, including freelancing, attending trade shows, speaking with industry associations, and interning at companies that are looking to hire new talent. A hiring manager should weed out those who do not possess the specific qualities described here and focus on recruits with the ability to develop new technologies and fresh approaches to existing ones.