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Low-Code/No-Code Skills Help Job Seekers Find their Ideal Jobs

stand out from other job candidates with low code skillsJob seekers with low-code/no-code expertise are in high demand because of the shortage of professional developers and can help companies more quickly digitally transform themselves.

There’s a new way for non-IT job-seekers to stand out from the competition and find their ideal jobs: Develop low-code/no-code job skills and highlight them on their resumes.

So says the Computerworld article “Low-code development becoming business skill ‘table stakes’.”

The article points out what we already know: There’s a shortage of professional developers, and so companies are increasingly turning to citizen developers to build apps that can further a business’s digital transformation.

App Development Skills Set Job Seekers Apart

low code skills set job seekers apartForrester senior analyst John Bratincevic told the newspaper that because citizen development is becoming a core part of business strategy, when people apply for jobs, they’ll stand out from the crowd if they have low-code/no-code expertise. He says such skills “will just be table stakes for the business worker — just like personal productivity tools.”

Marcus Torres, general manager of the App Engine Business at ServiceNow, agrees with Bratincevic that being able to create applications with low-code/no-code has become an expected skill set for employees. The reason, he said, is that business users understand a company’s app needs more than do IT staff, and so domain experts with low-code/no-code skills are in high demand.

Low-Code Technology is A Natural Fit for Younger Workers, Millennials

Torres added that millennials and younger workers, who make up the majority of today’s workforce, are more comfortable with technology and application development than do older workers. That gives them a leg up, particularly if they have low-code/no-code skills.

Companies Need Candidates that Can Build Apps

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He points to a wide variety of apps business workers have created using low-code/no-code at his company. They’ve created apps for human resources, facility work, and more. The cafeteria team even built an app for displaying the menu. When employees asked if they could order via the app, the cafeteria team quickly added those capabilities, adding payment features as well.

He says that an employee will typically build a forms-based app with low-code/no-code technology, then expand the app from there.

Torres and others interviewed for the article stressed that it’s important that citizen developers cooperate with IT for management, governance and other issues to make sure that all apps meet company guidelines. That’s particularly important because citizen developers often don’t have expertise in scaling apps.

Job Seekers: Become a Citizen Developer

Learn low code and become a citizen developerAll this means that job seekers with low-code/no-code skills are much more likely to be recruited, and much more likely to get the jobs they want. The article “How no-code skills can snowball your career in 2022” adds that not only will it help someone get hired, but can also be an on-ramp to an IT job if that’s someone’s eventual goal.

How to Gain Low-Code Software Skills

Alpha Software has the ideal low-code/no-code platform for job seekers, IT and citizen developers. Alpha TransForm no-code software helps business users craft online or offline mobile apps in minutes. The apps can utilize the latest mobile features (camera, GPS, etc.) for fast, accurate data capture. Developers can even tie the apps into business process management systems. Get the no-code app builder.

Alpha Anywhere low code app development software has the unique ability to rapidly create applications and mobile forms with advanced features. These apps offer outstanding customer experiences and can easily access and integrate with any database or web service, and can exploit built-in role-based security or robust offline functionality. Build low-code apps for free.

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Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

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The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.