What makes an IT professional of the future

Behavioural competencies of the IT professional of the future

What makes an IT professional of the future

Transformations in the job market are accelerating all the time. The advance of technology is the great driver of these changes: the future is being written in lines of code, and IT is in focus more than ever. So we ask ourselves: What makes an IT professional of the future?

With so many transformations like this, it is important that professionals also accompany these transitions. The new generations carry behavioural subjectivities in relation to the previous ones, the way they relate to work is very different. And what is the role of companies in this? To create a professional environment where these people have a voice and feel they belong to the space in which they are inserted. Do you agree?

Hard skills and soft skills are complementary points in any career, there is no point in developing one and leaving the other aside. After all, if you don't have the emotional intelligence to deal with the challenges of everyday life, the operational/technical is harmed. In this article, I'll tell you more about this topic for you to understand how important these skills are now and in the very near future (read A-G-O-R-A).

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Hard Skills x Soft Skills: what are the differences?

Behavioural competencies of the IT professional of the future

Although both terms are connected, there are some differences in the way each is developed.

The hard skills are competences that can be obtained from the knowledge process, while the soft skills are related to the behavioural aspect. It is important to remember that the hard skills are perfected from the studies and the soft skills demand a process of self-knowledge, since they are related to behavior.

Nowadays, soft skills are increasingly expected by companies, as these skills are fundamental to successful delivery.

The teams that work with recruitment and selection need to keep their eyes open to these aspects, because only then will it be possible to find a candidate who has a "behaviouralfit " with the company's culture.

Emotional intelligence is something that is increasingly indispensable and the professional who develops this ability tends to have a much wider spectrum of performance possibilities.

Learn about the main Soft Skills of the IT professional of the future

The dynamics of the market in IT has also changed! With new technologies emerging all the time, new roles have also been created and the way they operate is also different today.

That being the case, I have listed the main soft skills that we consider, here at levva, in view of our scenario. Let's go!

#1: Time management

In an environment where you have multiple activities and a daily routine that is increasingly dynamic and full of commitments, time management becomes something essential. The professional who can reconcile meetings with the delivery of projects and practical activities will have a more productive and efficient routine.

Take the time to plan your tasks and organise your day.

#2: Communication

This may seem like a relatively well-known skill, but it is still a challenge for many professionals, believe it! Having a good communication with co-workers is fundamental for the group relationship, besides that, communicating well also makes all the difference when presenting a project to the client.

#3: Relationship

Just as having good communication makes all the difference, creating a good relationship with your colleagues and squads is indispensable. After all, having emotional intelligence and patience to act on people's singularity is a plus.

Every relationship should be built with respect and cordiality. In levva, respect is a non-negotiable value for our culture.

#4 Leadership Skills

When the subject is leadership, people automatically think of management positions, but having leadership skills does not only imply leading people. It is essential that the professional is also able to maintain his quality of delivery in scenarios in which you need to do your self-management, that is, to have a protagonist attitude in your own learning process.

Singularities and Soft Skills

Of course, not all professionals develop all these skills in the same way and with the same intensity, after all, each person is a unique being with different repertoires and experiences.

Each individual carries his or her own subjectivities in the learning process. What is worth highlighting is that soft skills are a reflection of a continuous development journey, so they can be improved.

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