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10 Technology Skills That Will No Longer Help You Get a Job

Brian S. Hall combines a survey from Dice with the insights of an engineering VP to locate 10 tech skills that have lost their luster. First and most obviously is the Windows XP admin, since Windows XP has been put out to pasture. Adobe Flash Designer is losing steam too, thanks to HTML5. SEO specialist is on the way out by virtue of how unproven “social media gurus” are in the first place. The importance of quality assurance is dropping due to the public being transformed into a big team of beta testers. Software support as well is having a hard time fitting in with the increasingly abstract mobile landscape.  Mainframes, voice telephony, PC support, and COBOL are rolled into one ball of obsolete ideas to round out the list. You can view Hall’s full article here: http://readwrite.com/2013/05/01/10-technology-skills-no-longer-in-demand

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