Sunday, February 5, 2012

IT Consultant: Do You Have These Personality Traits?

IT consultant candidates need to have personality traits that alow them to deal well with people. In this article, ask yourself some tough questions about whether or not you have what it takes to be an IT consultant.

Sure, you need technical skills. But to be a successful IT consultant, you also need to be able to work well with people. In this article, you'll learn about some of the personality traits that make for a successful IT consultant.

IT Consultant Traits: Are You Assertive?

You need to be assertive, but not overly obnoxious. That is a fine line to walk.  You need to make sure people don’t walk over you.  You also need to be able to stick up for yourself without coming across as too aggressive. That really turns people off.

IT Consultant Traits: Are You Business Focused?

You need to put your business goals ahead of being perceived as being nice.  Sometimes it will be impossible to always be the nice guy. You are going to have to ask yourself what is most important for your business.

Can you put your business financial needs over your desire to work with the latest greatest IT projects?  Sometimes it is a lot of fun; you are working with the leading edge stuff.  A lot of times you are going to have to hunker down and focus on what your clients are asking for and deliver it.

At the end of the day it is your clients that pay the bills.  And that's your business focus.

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