Entries with tag essential career skills .

Are You Thinking Critically Enough?

When was the last time you searched for something on the Internet? Last night? This morning? Two minutes ago? Chances are that you, like most of us, are out there using your laptop or mobile device to search the web for information. No big deal, right? So here is another question. When was the last time you questioned something that you found on the Internet? When did you last...
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Grit leads you to Success

What makes someone successful? Take a look around your classroom or office or company right now. What makes one person in your vicinity more successful than others? Let’s assume that many, if not most of the people that you study or work alongside are roughly equal in terms their talent or their IQ. So why do some individuals just seem to accomplish more than others? Could it be...
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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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As a Techie, is Project Management for You?

In today’s quicksilver tech industry, companies are continuously investing in new projects in order to stay ahead of the competition. No big surprise there. But what does it mean to you as a tech professional looking to kick-start or accelerate your career in IT? Well, the upshot is that project management skills are among the very hottest in the job market. Right up there with...
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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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What is Your Personal Brand?

So everyone knows what a brand is, right? And everyone knows who the big brands are. Who has not heard of Coke, Nike, or Apple? And these brands come with a set of attributes or qualities that spring to mind when you think about them. Enjoyment, dynamism, or innovation – branding is all about putting your product out there and driving positive associations. You might be...
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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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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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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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