I was thinking about this question when someone on BIGSCRIBE decided to ask around on how to future proof ourselves and determine which Skill Future course to take.
This is a question I have been grappling with myself for decades. I entered the workforce when some people still believed in loyalty to the firm you work for. When I joined P&G, there was this rare moment in my life where I actually aspired to have a lifestyle like my managers and bosses, so I upskilled based on what I thought were tech skills a manager should have to look after an IT infrastructure properly.
As IT managers tend to look after an entire IT platform, I took every certification exam I could on Windows, UNIX, AS/400, Novell, Cisco, IT Security.
I wanted to rise, and I needed to rise really fast.
Taking two to three times the number of exams compared to an undergraduate