Top 10 Traits of Successful IT Pros

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Be enthusiastic

Your knowledge and skills are important, but if they are conveyed in an exciting, positive way to your coworkers, management, and clients, you will go a long way. No one likes to work with a negative person who can only say "no" to every request. Find ways to solve challenges and present them to those affected. While not as critical as being ethical, being enthusiastic is very important if you want to grow in your career.

What makes a successful IT professional? This has been discussed and debated and considered for years. While many technical abilities relate to a person's success – and all are vital – in this slideshow, John Hales, a Global Knowledge instructor, focuses on the general character attributes every IT pro should have and on the things that every IT pro should know or do. While general character attributes, like being ethical or inquisitive, are more difficult to learn and develop, professional skills, such as knowing when to say you don't know something or not being afraid to call technical support, can be learned and honed.

If you are considering becoming an IT professional, pay special attention to the character attributes to see if yours match. Anyone can improve in the "things you know or do" category, whether you are just starting out or have worked in the field for years.

John Hales, Global Knowledge Instructor, A+, Network+, CTT+, MCSE, MCDBA, MOUS, VCP, VCAP, VCI, EMCSA

 

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