5 soft skills every tech must master

IT has never been strictly about technology. At least half the job is communicating effectively with users, higher-ups and others. But as most IT pros know, this is generally one of the areas that techs struggle with the most. 

10 things great techs will do – and 2 they won’t

The job market for skilled IT workers is hot, and many companies are in a difficult position: They already have great techs on their staffs, but are worried about how they can keep them on board. 

Soft skills are hard to find

IT pros are in high-demand, and while some skills such as Big Data analytics and application programming are topping many companies’ wish lists, it turns out the hardest thing to find could be techs with the soft skills necessary to succeed. 

IT certifications or soft skills: What’s more important for raising pay?

Some reports have shown that IT certifications are losing their importance for job seekers, as employers pay more attention to non-technical soft skills. But a recent study says the value of certifications is rising for IT pros.