IT workers also need “soft skills”

Nine Nontechie Skills that Hiring Managers Wish You Had (and How to Get Them)

By Thomas Hoffman

Computerworld, November 12, 2007

“When it comes to technical skills, you either have them or you get them. This years salary survey shows that theres demand for a broad range of skills, many of which have been hot for several years (see our jobs report snapshots).

But what else makes for a great IT hire? In their continual struggle to align IT with the business, IT executives say theyre increasingly looking for staffers who have, in addition to technical chops, solid business acumen and so-called soft skills, like strong communication and listening abilities. “

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