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Task 2- A: Employability Skills

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Zak Bigley

on 25 November 2013

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By Zak Bigley
Top 12 ICT Employability Skills
Self- Motivation
Written, Numerical & Verbal Skills
Being able to lead a group of people is crucial in any job as it shows that you can keep control of situations and have authority overseeing what is happening. This is important as it once again builds your self-esteem and possible get promoted.
Leadership Skills
Problem solving includes thinking quickly to firstly identify a problem and then how to quickly fix it. This is important in ICT because computers are complex machines with a uncountable number of factors that could go wrong each with a different solution.
Problem Solving
This shows that you can work efficiently by yourself to complete tasks. This is important as not all jobs need to be completed in a group and can instead be done by one person; thus showing to your employers that you are efficient by yourself as well as in a team.
Independent Workers
Having the basic skill set learned and develop through school life is important in any job to communicate and deal with a range of different people. This means that you can easily talk to people and be able to give basic good quality presentations.
Time Management
Team Working
Planning & Organizational Skills
Self-motivation is when you motivate yourself to complete a task which can also show your determination. This is important because it shows you are willingly wanting to work. This shows your employer that you want the job and that you will work to get it done.
An example of this skill in ICT could be showing enthusiasm towards your work and willingness to fix computers.
An example of leadership skills would be the overseeing of the process of creating a highly complex website; as there are many different elements that need to be overseen.
An example of respect would be not misusing a college lower down the hierarchy like a less experience technicians for jobs that they don’t need to do.
An example would be an IT technician, as people depend on them to fix any problems that occur with IT systems.
An example of this would be coming to work in a suit if you were an IT manager for a company or school which would show off your professionalism.
An example of this would be a function of a website not working correctly that needed fixes quickly. Problem solving skills would help you to identify and correct the problem quickly.
An example of determination would be staying after hours to complete a programme if you are on a tight deadline.
An example of this skill in ICT would be fixing a jammed printer would only take one person to do it not an entire team of expertly skilled technicians.
An example of this skill in ICT would be dealing with customers and logging their problems into the log book.
An example of this skill would be setting away enough time to complete making a website to high quality instead of wasting it on a minute task.
An example of this skill in ICT would be installing new computers in a workspace with the correct software programmes are installed on them.
An example of how a log book is used would be Schools I.T technicians, so they know what needs to be fixed and how important and how soon it needs to be fixed.
Good Working Practices
Health & Safety
Following Organizational Procedures
Adhering to Legislation
Respect is important in every job and comes in many forms: you could have respect for another worker either above or below you in the hierarchy; or you could respect the workplace your working in. Whatever it is, respect is important as it shows that you can treat others professionally and in the correct manor.
This proves to yourself and work colleagues that you can complete tasks when asked and combines with your organizational skills. This can lead to trust being built among all the workers in that workspace; which is valued by employers as it begins to build an efficient workspace. Also people depend on IT systems, therefore may depend on you being able to fix problems that may occur.
As in any job, being punctual shows your self-motivation off to your colleagues. This can include a number of factors like turning up to work on time, dressing in the correct and appropriate attire. to your employers, this shows that you will represent yourself and the company to a very high standard.
This shows that you are determined to do the job meaning that you should be there and you will completely the work punctually. This is important in ICT because it shows that you will use your knowledge to overcome obstacles and keep to strict deadlines.
Having good time management allows you to keep on up to date with what tasks and when they needs to be in. This is important as it will make your job easier giving a harder job more time than an earlier little job. Many employers value time management skills as it shows that you can keep to a schedule and to deadlines.
Being able to work in a team is vital to complete the bigger and more demanding jobs of ICT. It is important because it means that tasks can be completed efficiently and effectively.
Thinking ahead and creating a schedule keeps you on top of all you tasks that need to be completed. A good way to do this is with a log book. A log book is important as it helps you keep track of what goes wrong, how frequently it happens and who reported the problem. This is showing that you are organized and efficient as you keep to a simple and effective working practice.
As in most other jobs, health and safety is important because those who work in an I.T based workplace would be dealing with a lot of electrical equipment and cables. The pieces of equipment could give the technicians or anybody an electrical shock if the wires and cable are not stored or protected in the correct way. it is important to keep up to date with the Health & Safety rules to keep all employees safe within the workspace.
By adhering to Legislation, you are obeying the government's rules for that I.T company. By doing this you and employers would not be breaking the law and would be following rules which are set out to try and help the company keep safe. This may be simple tasks like updating health and safety rules to keep all employees safe or keeping client's personal data safe on the system.
In I.T jobs you need to be able to follow simple producers to keep both yourself and the equipment safe. These producers may be things like not overusing computers, powering up and down highly technical equipment correctly or logging problems/complaints into a log book.

You would be following the rules of your employer and by doing these producers, your employers will then know how efficient you are in their workspace. Employers value people who would follow their rules, as it means they know what is happening within their workspace and if anything goes wrong they know where the problem occurred.
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