A Harris Poll of hiring managers shows that 77 percent of employers consider soft skills to be as important as technical skills. Now that we’ve properly identified the issues it’s time to find a solution. What skills exactly are we needing to work on? It’s no secret that IT professionals embrace jargon.

After all speaking in “code” keeps us relevant and makes us sound intelligent. The problem is that we sometimes forget that we need to put away the jargon. Translate the information into “plain” language. If this seems to be quite a challenge, consider re-evaluating the information as if you were going to teach it to a high school or junior college class.





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