Building blocks of a successful IT career
|Foundation Skills||Business Skills|
|Ability to learn new skills |
Analytic capabilities and problem-solving skills
Communication skills (verbal and written)
Broad education and global perspective
|General management |
Understanding of business operation
|Technical Skills||References are asked about the following traits|
|Current technologies |
|Strengths and weaknesses |
Relationship with supervisors
Customer service skills
Ability to work under stress
Communication & organizational skills
Factors that contribute to innovation, broader application of technology, and valued by employers.
- Intellectual accomplishment in other disciplines.
- Communication skills
- Breadth of ability and experience
- Social commitment
American Society for Engineering Education. (1994) Engineering Education for a Changing World. Joint project report of the Engineering Deans Council and the Corporate Roundtable of the ASEE, www.asee.org/publications/reports/green.cfm.
Dahir, M. (1993) "Educating engineers for the real world," Technology Review, August/September, pp. 14-16.
Questions asked of references by prospective employers.
- System Administrator position (2000.01.31)
- What is the length and nature of your relationship to ....?
- Please describe and rate (excellent, good, fair, poor) his Customer Service skills.
- What would you say are his strengths?
- What would you say are his weaknesses?