As you work to advance your career, most IT Workers are highly focused on developing technical skills and gaining technical experience. Sharpening your technical skill-set is extremely important. However, I want to also remind you that developing other skills and characteristics that are less technical in nature can also be very important in helping you move your career forward. These skills can make you more valuable as an employee and more competitive when advancement opportunities come along.
A few examples of non-technical skills and knowledge that can be important for IT Workers:
- Interpersonal skills
- Communications skills (verbal and written)
- Problem-solving skills
- Fundamental understanding of business management
- Fundamental understanding of accounting principles
In addition to your IT skills, an investment in developing the skills above can have a multiplying effect on your career and make you more valuable to your employer and customers.