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Top Traits That Make An IT Pro Successful

Author: Pete Langlois/Tuesday, October 10, 2017/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Technology

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Today, the need for IT professionals is increasing, making this a very rewarding and profitable industry. Because of the high demand, many people are looking to enter this career with the growing passion of technology. While passion is one of the greatest traits you can have holding any position, there are additional characteristics that will help you prosper in this business. Here are three traits to explore and strengthen, hopefully creating a recipe for your success!

Share the Love – To Techies and Non-Techies
Can you recall the last time you truly loved what you were doing? Do you remember the way it made you feel and the people around you? When a person is doing something they love, it radiates – To their boss, co-workers, and customers. The passion is shown in the quality of work, as well as in their demeanor while doing the simplest or most complex task.

Because technology can be a challenge to most consumers, a successful IT pro is happy to use their experience in this industry to share knowledge with others. It is important to make this subject relevant to those of all ages, by being able to speak tech to a non-techie. Relating with those outside of this profession is key to retaining current clients and for recruiting new ones – This quality makes you trustworthy, while keeping the attention of your audience.

Adapt to the Changes
Think about how much has changed in this world since the turn of the millennium – Technology has reached a level that many people only dreamed of and is constantly progressing at a rapid speed. The job of an IT pro is hardly a “9-5” and will relentlessly keep you on your toes, requiring those in this profession to willingly adapt to the constant transformations. An eagerness to learn and keep up-to-date on current trends is essential in this industry, as new products and software are released daily around the globe. Your skill set must always be developing to continue being a front-runner in this business.

Master Problem Solving
Not many people can honestly say they “love” a good challenge, but you can be someone who thrives in the midst of one. The readiness and capability to identify an issue in the technology realm is a huge attribute for your growth in this profession. It will strengthen your technical knowledge through problem solving while efficiently eliminating a setback that could have affected other components of the business. Training your mind and competence in this area will eventually get you to a place of constantly brainstorming on how to better a product. Don’t let the stress of a problem become the focal point – Continue viewing them as an exciting learning opportunity!

IT professionals will continue to be vital players in all industries, as technology continues developing. As far as our generation can see, there will be a nonstop need for those in IT, so keep loving what you do and strengthening your traits in these core areas – We, at SNI, are always available to discuss additional ways to make you as successful in this business as possible!


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Pete Langlois
Pete Langlois

Pete Langlois

Pete Langlois is Chief Operating Officer of SNI Companies. His blog leverages his decades of experience in hiring, training and retaining top talent and covers trends and issues of interest to employers and job candidates alike.

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