March 08, 2019
Golden Triangle of a Career
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Often times when I talk to the fresh college
In my experience, it is these three areas, what I call as the golden triangle to work on constantly and strive to get better at, to have the satisfaction of a promising and fulfilling career:
Technical skills are something you acquire from your education,
2. Domain skills
Domain skills refer to the core of why or how the actual product you develop is used in real life & basic working knowledge of the product. People with domain skills go on to become subject matter experts (SMEs) in their respective areas of business and eventually, drive the vision and/or strategy for overall product implementation. It takes years to master these skills as requirements constantly change, let alone compliance and regulatory changes, especially if you happen to be in a financial or healthcare industry.
3. Soft skills
Soft skills are important no matter which profession anyone chooses. Soft skills are about communication, interpersonal, social skills & everything else that enhance your overall profile. In fact, soft skills are the most sought after as you grow up the ladder as you become team leads, managers and executives.
It is important to focus on the respective area(s) in your careers to learn and enhance these appropriate skills. And it must be done in view of the requirements at the time, especially for technical & domain skills, while soft skills are an ongoing requirement & a necessity.
We generally acquire technical skills during our education and enhance during the working years to keep up-to-date with the latest happenings in the world. Domain skills are mostly acquired through the work experience. It is the soft skills that are mostly neglected during the education and even through the early working years. It is only when working professionals aspire to make it to the next level that they realize the importance of soft skills. There needs to be more awareness and education about the importance of soft skills in various areas, such as - communication, public speaking, social networking, mindfulness, empathy etc.. There
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Note: I had originally posted this blog on LinkedIn on Feb-7-2019.
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