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What are the skills you need for career success computer system field?

Team work, initiative, Leadership, professionalism, work ethic.

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Hannah’s Answer

Resilience, Interpersonal skills and building your network. Make sure you are a team player and have good communication skills. Being able to adjust and adapt when things change. A strong sense of self and self worth are important.
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Abe’s Answer

Logical thinking is a key skill for working in the computer field. Ability to quickly learn new coding techniques is also important. A good understanding of current computer technology, i.e. computer languages, web based coding, User Interface techniques, back-end database systems.
Ability to handle the pressures of meeting deadlines, ability to communicate with your boss and others. Willingness to work extra hours to meet schedules.
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Steven’s Answer

An ability to learn new things constantly, often at least partly on your own is needed. A willingness to deal with frequent technology changes. This would include learning new languages and techniques if you are going into programming. That changes often nowadays. A lot of jobs want people who have some knowledge of computer products for testing and releasing software. That is true for both software developers and systems or network administrators.
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Pamela’s Answer

As one who has had a few jobs I would say that being a good worker is important. That means a few things. They may seem stupid but this is based on things I have seen.
A. That would mean that you work and not play on your phone while on the clock. I guess I am a little old fashioned but to me there are things you use your phone for and things you do not. Don't make you team members do all the work. I have worked with others who are on their phone and then whine they didn't get things done expecting others to do it. I won't do their work if they have been playing around or being lazy. I earn my paycheck. They need to earn theirs.
B. Be respectful of all you encounter. Treating others with respect is important in most situations. For example, if you get a customer that is not one you think is typical treat them as you would anyone else. Don't judge them and talk about them or make jokes. Don't bully or talk bad about fellow staff. Your coworkers will most likely tell on you.
C. Be honest in your workplace. Don't think that the owner of the establishment can afford you eating extra food or taking home things from the supply closet. They have overhead and are trying to make a living just as you are.
D. Learn what you need to and apply it. Ask questions if you need to. Others are there to help. Don't think you know it all.
E. Dress for success. Various jobs have different dress codes. Follow them.
F. Arrive at work on time. Stay for the entire time unless an emergency comes up.
G. Don't lie and take days off just because it is a Friday or a Monday. People figure that out. They are not stupid. If you are sick, stay home but don't make up things to get a day off. Coworkers may need that day off for a real reason. Don't take advantage of them or the system.
H. Balance work and life. Allow yourself time with family and hobbies. Living to work alone is not a good idea.
I. Find a job you enjoy. If you find it is not your thing maybe, you need to look elsewhere. Be happy.
J. Money is not everything. It is nice but not a reason to work in a job you do not aspire to etc. Choose wisely.

Best wishes.
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