unit 2

skills and characteristics you need to work in the IT industry

Industrial specific:

What technical knowledge might you need in an IT job?

You need to have a wide knowledge of operating systems, networking, hardware and software. In addition you have to explain and solve problems to non technical users.

What health and safety issues might you come across?

The type of health and safety issues you might come across are things like; the brightness of the screen. this may cause problems/damage for the users eyesight, as well as simple things like tripping over things like bags that are in your way.  

General:

What interpersonal skills will you need?

The type of interpersonal skills you need to be a good communicator, you need to follow the correct instructions.

What planning skills will you need?

The planning skills you need are good organisation skills, being able to and work in at a deadline. you also need to be good in team activity's.

What numeric skills will you need?

The numeric skills you need are good calculation skills and the basics witch induces working with formulas and percentages.

What creativity skills will you need?

You will need to be able to come up with your own ideas and coming up with solutions and problems.

Attitude:

What attitude will be preferred?

You need to have a positive attitude, you should have is a good self image/self-concept. You need to be able to lead a team and have control of the team members and to know what you are doing. to make sure you are independent and willing to get the job done.

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