Entries with tag essential career skills .

Do Techies need Budgeting Skills?

Gone are the days when it was down to the financial director alone to keep his or her fingers on the purse strings. Today a key part of project management in any company means having the budgetary smarts to ensure your project does not wander into the red. Put simply, budgeting is balancing your expenses with your income. It is something you do every day in your home life. In...
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Techie’s Communication Checklist

In our digital age, communication skills are a key requisite for techies in order to communicate the importance of their work to colleagues and customers. And while you do not have to be a world-class orator, public speaker, or author, you should have a solid set of tools that span face-to-face, presentation, documentation, and virtual communication, so that you can clearly convey your...
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Workplace Etiquette and Your Success

There is more to prospering in a new role and building a solid, rewarding career than what’s written in your resume. Or how you handle yourself in interviews. Ask any successful engineer, working in business means—working with other people. And that means understanding workplace etiquette: the unspoken rules that drive interpersonal dynamics. This understanding and our own...
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Ideate Like a Pro

Wanted : Innovative thinkers. Creative problem-solvers. Disruptive decision-makers. Makers. Shakers. Fire-starters. Brain-stormers. Ideators. Wherever you are in your studies or your career – whether you are still contemplating a career in tech, or thinking out your next move – chances are that your senses will have been assaulted by the same thing. In our...
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Ideal Mix of Career Skills to Succeed

Digitization is changing the playing field so comprehensively and so exponentially that the whole concept of employability is being transformed. If you are pursuing a CCNA or a CCNP – or even a CCIE – there is no doubt that you are on the right path in terms of your tech skills. And your timing is not too shabby either. We are living at a time of global...
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Career Skills Involve more than just Technical Aptitude

When you think about work, what do you consider to be the key factors in being successful? Put it another way. How would you rank the following in regards to importance? Technical knowledge Practical skills Certifications Capacity to work with a team  You hopefully are not surprised to learn that today’s employers are putting increasing emphasis on the importance...
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Our Top 10 Ways to Network Your Way into a Tech Career

Have you thought about becoming an expert in networking, before you become an expert in networking? Finding the correct job for you hinges on many factors: knowing what you want, setting your objectives, building the right skills set, and doing your homework—both figuratively and literally. But you can also improve your chances of landing the killer contract by networking......
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Being Positive means Better Problem Solving

How important to you is being happy in your work? Very? Not really?  Nice to have? Well, there is actually a growing body of research to suggest that happiness at work and maintaining a positive outlook, are way more important for your career (as well as your general well-being) than you might have imagined. So if you are the kind of person who might classify “positive...
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Seven Tips to Perfect Your Presentation Skills

The chances are that at some point in your career, you are going to have to deliver a presentation. From team results to strategic objectives to long-term vision, you may well find yourself on your feet in front of an audience. So what are the skills you need to hone in order to ensure that you get your messages across with minimal nerves and maximum impact? Gearing up to Presenting in...
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Dealing with Customers as a Techie

“Our customer operatives are currently busy. Please hold while we try to connect you.” We have all been on the receiving end of that message. And there is nothing more infuriating than holding an unresponsive phone to your ear while your WIFI persistently fails to connect, your LAN shows no sign of life, or your TV screen offers you your own reflection against a backdrop...
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