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Training For Industry-Specific Knowledge

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  1. tripwire45
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    Training For Industry-Specific Knowledge

    Last year, IT consultant firm Robert Half Technology (RHT) polled 1,400 chief information officers (CIOs) from U.S. companies, asking “If two candidates interviewing for an IT position had similar skills, what additional qualification would you find the most valuable?” A plurality of respondents — 43 percent — did not answer certification in a relevant technology, soft skills, an IT-related undergraduate degree or an MBA but rather industry-specific experience. This is the most frustrating attribute you can’t get without already having it, the Catch-22 any professional in a developing career likely will face. The question for IT professionals is: How do you train for industry-specific knowledge? Whether it’s health care, finance, manufacturing, government, defense contracting or otherwise, IT pros will need to know about the industry they’re supporting or they desire to support in their eventual employment.

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