Additional Skills That Can Help You Get Ahead

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.

Good luck!

Comments:

Im planning to get certified on Financials/Accounting.

But whats your opinion? Pursue Certification with E-Business Suite Financials or get Training in Fusion Financials?

Posted by guest on August 13, 2012 at 09:25 PM PDT #

I would suggest reviewing the exam topics and course topics to see which area interests you the most. You could also do some research on available jobs in your area. Finally, I'd suggest asking the users on the Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. These are the people who are in the field and may have a feel for what is in demand.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on August 14, 2012 at 08:42 AM PDT #

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