IT Management Slideshow: IT Workers: Overqualified or Undertrained?

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 06-15-2011

Overqualified

33 percent of respondents say that they feel "overqualified" for their current positions.

Overqualified

Underqualified

A mere 3 percent of respondents feel that they're "underqualified" for their current positions.

Underqualified

Just right

The majority of respondents&#15165 percent&3151say that they feel well-qualified for their current positions.

Just right

Willingness to learn

62 percent of respondents say that they wish they had more skills to better their careers.

Willingness to learn

Hard skills

41 percent of respondents say that they wish they had a degree or knowledge of a trade or industry to improve their positions.

Hard skills

Soft Skills

30 percent of respondents say that they wish they could improve their "soft skills," such as emotional, social, leadership and organizational intelligence.

Soft Skills

Young workers

74 percent of respondents aged 18-34 say that they want to learn more skills for their jobs, compared with 56 percent of workers aged 35 and older who say the same.

Young workers

Self-motivated

64 percent of respondents report a willingness to take on some form of additional burden or expense in order to obtain the skills needed for a better job.

Self-motivated

Corporate training

51 percent of respondents say that they would attend employer-sponsored training courses. Among workers aged 18-34, that number jumps to 60 percent.

Corporate training

Learning on the job

Half of all respondents say that skills learned on-the-job prepared them more effectively for their current work tasks than did their formal education.

Learning on the job