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Cracking the IT Architect Interview - Soft Skills

 
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Sameer,
Do you cover soft-skills like leadership, communicating with non-technical people, etc?

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Hi Burk,

        There are a lot of titles already available on soft skills but non on cracking IT architect interviews.

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Sameer
 
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In my experience, on both sides of the interview, a candidate's soft skills can be just as important as the technical skills. I've found that building rapport with the interviewer helps in getting the job. Being able to speak clearly and confidently when answering questions makes a much better impression than constantly correcting yourself, or speaking so softly the interviewer can't tell what you're saying.
 
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As an SME's that should come naturally and should be inherent but mentoring, learning, training has to be an ongoing processes.


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Most of the developers, and a lot of architects, I know are NOT people persons. That's part of why they do so well working with a computer all day instead of interacting with other people, and I suspect it's part of why most techies don't like meetings.

That said, I think soft skills should be part of every developer and architect's training so that they can be more comfortable dealing with non-technical folks and presenting their ideas to groups - but I'm not familiar with any company or organization that's set up that way. Have you seen any place that makes soft skills training part of the developer/architect path?
 
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sameer paradkar wrote:As an SME's that should come naturally and should be inherent but mentoring, learning, training has to be an ongoing processes.


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Sameer



Would you please respond to my question?
 
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