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What do employers want from an IT specialist?

It is no secret that the majority of domestic IT-specialists came to this area from other, related, and sometimes very remote, areas. And everything that they know and are able to be acquired by them at short-term trainings, through self-education or through their own experience. Until recently, this situation suited all and, above all, employers. But in the last couple of years the situation has changed dramatically. Today, companies are looking for other IT specialists. What exactly do employers want to get?

Firstly, companies need people who not only can cope with everyday problems, for example, network administration, but also prevent new emergency situations from occurring, propose and implement a network development plan, etc. In short, specialists with a comprehensive understanding of IT.
Secondly, employers want a specialist to have a good basic education directly in the field of IT. By the way, that is why today many classical universities, for example, MSU offer additional education in the field of IT, create joint “long-playing” programs with various training centers.
Thirdly, employers give preference to certified professionals. If, before the crisis, only 57% of the interviewed representatives of the HR community stated that they pay attention to the availability of certificates from a specialist during recruitment and promotion. Today this figure has increased to 66%.
And this is understandable, the labor market is overcrowded, so why hire a specialist who cannot document his qualifications documented and does not regularly improve his professional level. And the lack of certificates, according to employers, says exactly that.
And, finally, employers want an IT specialist to be able to communicate with colleagues, enter professional communities and be aware of the latest events, new products, changes in their field.
In general, well-justified requirements. I hope, IT specialists of our country correspond to them ...


Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/100373/

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