Take Care Of The Soft Skills In Business and Play To Your Strengths with Neil Thompson
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Neil Thompson is the founder of Teach The Geek, helping STEM professionals to communicate effectively by developing their public speaking skills. Prior to Teach The Geek, he was a biomedical engineer, a freelance writer and a product development engineer as well as a professional speaker. Neil talks about why we should always nurture and develop the soft skills that can make our IT careers far more compatible with those without engineering or technical backgrounds. He also discusses the importance of leveraging out the tasks you’re weaker at.
2 Top Career Tips
Worst Career Moment
An important project was cancelled because it was misunderstood. This demonstrated the value of effective communication to Neil.
Obtaining the first job in the marketplace was a real highlight, and not as easy as Neil was led to believe. Experience, and not just qualifications, were needed.
The way in which IT is constantly evolving and innovating. Neil has witnessed, first hand, the ways in which IT has energized and radically revolutionized many sectors.
What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?
What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?
If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?
What career objectives are you currently focusing on?
What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?
What do you do to keep your own career energized?
What do you do in your spare time away from technology?