6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Oral and Written Communications'

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 10-19-2007

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers

It's in the CIO's self interest to take the lead to get colleges and universities to furnish the right skills for the next generation of IT professionals. CIOs seek entry-level IT workers who not only have technical knowhow but also possess softer, n

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Problem Solving'

Figuring out how to fix a desktop, architect a process or link multiple systems together is what IT pros do. "Fundamentally," Luftman says, "it's what IT is all about, reconciling problems."

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Problem Solving'

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Ethics and Tolerance'

Coming of age during a period when unethical behavior seemed the norm-think Enron and the growth in plagiarism in universities- young workers must learn that's not how most businesses function. Additionally, with a diverse workforce, IT pros must to

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Ethics and Tolerance'

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Oral and Written Communications'

Regardless of technical skills, workers who can't write an effective report or make a meaningful presentation before a group of peers, business partners and bosses will struggle on the job. You can be the best technical person in the world, but if yo

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Oral and Written Communications'

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Collaboration and Teams'

No one works alone. In a diverse environment, sharing information and objectives and working in teams is how businesses function. " IT working with business partners, other IT professionals, and vendors is one of the fundamental things people need t

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Collaboration and Teams'

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Business Analysis'

IT pros must understand their business and industry to successfully leverage technology to help companies compete. CIOs should encourage local colleges to establish courses that emphasize the role of IT in industries based in their regions.

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Business Analysis'

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Functional Area Knowledge'

Basic IT skills-knowing how to code or manage a database-serve as a foundation, but even entry-level personnel must possess specialized skills to effectively contribute to their organization. Says Luftman: "CIOs are looking for young people who can

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Functional Area Knowledge'

6 Key Skills CIOs Seek in Entry-Level Workers - 'Who Was Surveyed'

The Society for Information Management surveyed top IT executives from 112 companies across a range of industries, including 25 from manufacturing; 10 from healthcare; and nine each from consulting, finance and IT.

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