Employers need IT staff who are highly skilled in a technical manner and also have sufficient business acumen, according to an industry figure.
Richard Nott, website director at CWJobs.co.uk, said that as well as ticking all of the boxes in terms of IT proficiency, bosses are seeking candidates with softer skills which can benefit the organisation as a whole.
"It's all about the IT part of the business communicating with the commercial part of the business to deliver the projects that the actual business requires," he stated.
In the past IT staff could get away with having poor communication skills as their work was largely solitary, however, in today's climate, employers want people who have IT capabilities married with business acumen.
Jim Albert, managing director of Modis International, made a similar point recently.
In an interview with Recruiter , he stated that IT graduates who embrace wider business knowledge will have an advantage over others competing for the same position.
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