Job Skills for Success in Computing Environments

Job Skills for Success in Computing Environments

Part1 Computing employers were surveyed and asked, "Other than the degree in computing, what do you want to see in a new hire?" Their responses were consistent and the survey below includes all of them. Please take a look at each trait and indicate the degree to which you have already developed skills in this area either in prior coursework or non-academic experiences in your life.

Not
Developed
Highly
Developed
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Creative Thinker
(I find new ways to
solve problems.)
Communicator (Writer)
(I produce accurate, clear,
error-free writing.)
Goal Setter
(I set and work toward short-,
medium-, and long-term goals.)
Planner and Researcher
(I know how and where to find
information and how to use it.)
Team Builder
(I know how to assemble, motivate,
and empower an effective team.)
Team Player
(I am skilled at working in a group.)
Business Manager
(I can manage people effectively,
delegate responsibility, and
answer for the bottom line.)
Decision Maker
(I study my options, then decide.)
Persuader
(I know how to sell and can describe
what selling involves.)
Organizer
(I set priorities and organize to
achieve them.)
Financial Manager
(I know how to manage cash flow
and how to read a bottom line.)
Communicator (Oral)
(I speak and present clearly and
effectively.)
Relator
(I am effective at resolving conflict,
relating to people, and helping others.)
Assessor/Evaluator
(I can develop methods to evaluate
the outcome of a project.)
Diversity Manager
(I understand diversity and work
well with people.)