The Hard Case for Soft Skills

By Robert Half May 10, 2016 at 5:02pm

The Hard Case for Soft Skills

CFOs weigh in on the top area technology professionals could improve and skill most important for career advancement.

Area of improvement Skill needed for career advancement
Communication skills (written, interpersonal, &
face-to-face)
28% 25%
Problem-solving skills 21% 26%
Work ethics (accountability
& reliability)
18% 18%
Creative thinking 13% 14%
Professionalism 9% 8%
Business acumen 8% 7%

Source: Robert Half Technology survey of more than 2,500 U.S. CIOs in 25 metropolitan areas

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