How To Get Hired In Today's IT Channel


Soft Skills Trump Technical Skills

When we asked a few next-generation VARs about their next potential hire, the role they are looking to fill and the skill sets the ideal candidate must have, they all had very different answers. However, the one thing they had in common was the fact that they all stressed the importance of personality, phone skills and people skills.

Surprisingly, these "soft" characteristics, which can't exactly be taught, were just as critical to the hiring processes for these VARs as the candidates' technical skills, which can be taught. Here are the perspectives of several leading next-generation VARs about the skill sets they're looking for the positions they want to fill.