We all know a geek. In days gone by they ran the audio-visual equipment at school or set up the announcer’s booth at the football game. These days, however, being a geek means you hold the whole world in your hand. Geeks have become indispensable. It’s the tech geeks who not only set up but also invented our laptops; the geeks who debug the programs; and the geeks who come up with the next gadget du jour. Let’s face it, we are truly living in the era of geekdom, where geek stuff, geek wear and geek speak rule.
Far from the dorky creatures they once were, geeks are also the most in demand employees. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook said, “I want to tell any young girl out there who’s a geek, I was a really serious geek in high school. It works out. Study harder.” So geeks of the world, take heart and check out these 10 reasons that being a geek puts you way ahead of the rest of us.
1. Tech geeks are in demand.
Computer skills are a must in the workforce. And the more you know about technology the more you’re in demand. And with technical knowledge you’re able to get your own work done more quickly and efficiently.