I want to work in Computing
Key Skills Required by Computing Employers:
Technical and Business
SURVEY OF MAJOR IT COMPANIES.
What skills are you seeking from the graduates you recruit into IT?
Note that technical aptitude comes before technical knowledge - for example, it's more important to be able to learn a new language quickly than to know a particular language. Also that communication skills come top of the list.
I.T. PERFORMANCE REVIEW - MAJOR COMPUTER MANUFACTURER
Below are the factors that were considered by a computing employer in their annual staff appraisal
- Technical knowledge. Quick Learner
- Planning. Establishing priorities and scheduling time. Well organised.
- Productivity. Professionalism has been defined as "completing projects on time".
- Quality of work. "On schedule, under budget, works first time!"
- Self Development. Teaching yourself new skills
- Communication (oral and written). Presentation skills, Clear, concise and up-to-date documentation.
- Problem Solving and Judgement. Coming up with effective solutions
- Innovation and Change. Receptivity to new ideas. "Flexible designs that can withstand last minute changes"
- Administration. Documentation: "Much of software development involves writing things down and looking them up again"
- Reliability and Punctuality. Can be counted on to work extra hours when necessary
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