No matter what field you work in, you probably have some desires of professional success. Success is a word that may be defined in different ways by different people, but being a knowledgeable and dedicated employee, a strong leader and communicator, and an honest person can all make a big difference in making you a successful professional in any career.
In IT field no matter how you define your goals or where you work, Domain Expertise, Hands on Experience and Enhanced Soft Skills can help you achieve success and satisfaction in your career.
From above image we can get clear idea that having an IT degree is not the most important factor to become a successful IT professional. We have to take three crucial steps forward to meet Success.
- Domain expert is a person who is an authority in a particular area or subject. Domain expertise is a person with special knowledge or skills in a particular area of endeavour.
- For example, an accountant is an expert in the domain of accountancy. The development of accounting software requires knowledge in two different domains: accounting and software.
- In IT field it is related to planning, logic, development, deployment, QA, etc. It is important to have domain expertise not just domain knowledge.
Hands on Experience
- A degree qualification used to be a major deciding factor in who got the job, but as more and more people have gained degrees, especially over recent years, employers have become less impressed on the whole, and focused more on experience.
- But this differs in some situations where a certain level of education is required to progress beyond a certain point. The ideal is a good combination of both theoretical knowledge and practical understanding.
Enhanced Soft Skills
- Beyond the domain expertise, which doctor do you go to? The one who is pleasant and takes time to answer your questions; or the one who treats you just like his customer in a long line? It is the soft skills that matter.
- While your technical skills may get your foot in the door, your people skills are what open most of the doors to come. Your work ethic, your attitude, your communication skills, your emotional intelligence and a whole host of other personal attributes are the soft skills that are crucial for career success.
- The problem is, the importance of these soft skills is often undervalued, and there is far less training provided for them than hard skills. Problem solving, delegating, motivating, and team building are all much easier if you have good soft skills.
Follow these steps understand the importance of it, and you are ready to become a successful IT professional. Good Luck!
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