Traits of a good technologist

Ruby Kolesky & Laura-Jane Booker
Ruby Kolesky & Laura-Jane Booker

1: Traits of a good technologist

One of the first things to consider is whether your traits suit a role in technology. Self-selecting is an important step in your journey into a paid role in technology.

Quick learner

The industry is fast-paced and ever-evolving. Regardless of the role you may prefer, one thing is constant: things rarely stay the same for long. Good technologists enjoy learning and are quick learners.

Natural collaborator

It is becoming rare to work alone in a software organisation. In most roles, you will be collaborating on a daily basis with others who have the same role as you. You may also collaborate with people in other functions and roles, and with customers.

Good at receiving feedback

Being good at receiving feedback and taking action on it is critical. You will receive regular feedback to improve. Both what you are working on and how you might learn and grow as a person.

Adapt easily

Some people pride themselves on being adaptable, open to new ideas, and continuous change. They tend to flourish in technology roles. People who prefer consistency and predictability, less so.

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