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Mexico has technological talent that lacks knowledge about economics and politics

Technology companies see Mexico as an important provider of talent for their teams and an example of this are some of the investments they are making to expand their operations; but to generate a national industry, attention must also be paid to certain skills, beyond knowledge.

The talent in Mexico is mature and being close to the United States has a cultural relationship that allows them to learn how clients do business and carry out their projects, says Vladimir Mendoza, regional manager of the digital consulting company SoftServe. .

Another advantage that companies see, shares Cristian Vega, co-founder of Talently, is that the cost of living is lower, so international offers provide an attractive economic door for Mexicans and allows them to be competitive worldwide.”

In this context, the people who enter the technology industry “already have experience and understand the relationship of the national client, the US client, as well as the regulations of this market, so the country is on the way to becoming a important technological partner”, details Mendoza.

However, it highlights that not only technical knowledge is the only thing required to stand out in the industry, but also soft skills to understand and adapt to other businesses that also make use of technology, such as retail, the banking sector, the financial or health.

And it is that companies give a special value to social tools, among which the ability to adapt, teamwork, leadership and empathy, among others, stand out, since it facilitates communication within the organization and even helps experts sell your professional profile or negotiate your salary.

Such skills are important, experts say, due to the global talent shortage, which also has an impact in Mexico, since according to figures from SoftServe, there is a deficit of 40,000 vacancies that have not been filled.

Mendoza highlights that to enter the technology industry, technical knowledge in the area is not required, since they can also be incorporated from other areas, such as doctors, psychologists or financial specialists, among others.

Once inside, companies must also create competitive environments that allow professional growth from different areas of the company: salary, compensation, benefits, professional growth, participation in projects at a global level, as well as impact on the community.

He also comments that the characteristics of the new talent that joins the industry must be taken into account, since this comes from generation Z, which is looking for a balance between their personal life and their work.

For Vega, Mexico has a high growth potential worldwide in this sector, even to become a power of technology services for the world. “A few years ago we had an opportunity like the one we are currently experiencing; however, India was the one who placed its technological development and became a key hand for the United States. We need to understand the real impact of this race and the opportunities it creates.”

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