5 Critical Skills Needed to get an Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics Job in America

 

America has a shortage of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals. As the stimulus package takes effect, companies will need these technical professionals to have well rounded skills and the ability to produce results. If you are looking to get hired early in the American economy’s upswing, it is vitally important that your resume showcases your achievements, experience and skills in at least three of the following five skill areas:

  1. The ability to create and manage business relationships: In America, money follows relationships. Top technical professionals use their expertise and interpersonal skills to create beneficial relationships with the clients, stakeholders and sponsors of a project. While they may not always be the key person in the sales relationship, their ability to communicate technical information in layman’s terms and management of expectations will play a critical role in delivering a successful and profitable product, service or solution.

  2. Strong Technical skills: A top technical professional understands the basic and advanced technical skills of their profession and can execute them in a corporate setting even as an entrepreneur or freelancer if necessary. There is a market for freelancers in any economic situation.

  3. Financial Management: A top technical professionals understands the financial objectives of their managers, clients and stakeholders. They know how to manage budgets and can present their ideas using Return on Investment (ROI), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and other financial calculations. This skill will be important since investors will be cautious about their investments.

  4. Management: Managing people, processes and policy takes leadership, empathy, adaptability and diplomacy. A top technical professional is concerned with mentoring talented employees, efficient use of resources and ethical business practices while maintaining profitability. In their eyes, the quality of the people, project, product or service under their charge is a statement of their character and company.

  5. Strategic Leadership: Top technical professionals anticipate new markets, types of customer needs and new applications for their product or service. For them, it is not enough to build the solution for today’s problem but to develop the next generation of upgrades, patches and innovations before the market moves.

In the next article, we will share a simple plan of how to develop these skills. Stay tuned and contact us at blogs@hintonhumancapital.com if you have questions.

 

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