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10 Things You Didnít Know About Soft Skills for IT

The conventional wisdom says that IT workers need to improve their soft skills, but sometimes the conventional wisdom is wrong - at least in part.
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2. 81% of organizations ask business leaders to evaluate IT job candidates’ soft skills.

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The West Monroe report noted that business leaders and IT staff are working together more closely than ever, and that has affected hiring processes. An overwhelming majority of the HR recruiters surveyed (80.6%) said that they ask business decision makers to help evaluate IT job candidates’ soft skills. Further, among those who include the business people in the evaluation process, 56.4% said that the input from the businesspeople was very important in the hiring process, and another 40.9% said it was somewhat important. Only 2.7% said it wasn’t very important.

For IT job seekers, the takeaway is that they are going to need to impress their future co-workers on the business side, as well as IT leaders and recruiters, if they want to get hired.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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