Yesterday we shared some of 2016's top articles and tools about training and development so you can start setting your technical skills development goals this year. While these skills make it so you can successfully complete a project, recruiters and clients alike are looking for more than your abilities. They want to know how personable you are and how advanced your "soft skills" are.
How important is it to keep these skills refreshed? Every member of Eagle's Executive Team touched on it in 2016:
Getting Started if You Are Overwhelmed and Disorganised (By Kevin Dee, Chairman of the Board)
How Google Discovered This Secret to Every Team's Success (By David O'Brien, VP East Region & Government Services)
Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood -- A Habit of Highly Effective Independent Contractors (By Cameron McCallum, Regional Vice President)
IT Contractors: Are You Being an Ant? (By Morley Surcon, VP Western Region)
Graciousness in the Workplace -- Where Did It Go? (By Frances McCart, VP Business Development)
IT Is No Longer Just About Technology (By Brendhan Malone, VP Central Canada)
These skills include everything from basic workplace etiquette...
...to proper communication in various situations.
Finally, and possibly most importantly for a busy IT contractor, is time management. Everybody can always improve in this area, so we encourage you to check out at least one of these posts: