Sneham S Shinde

Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a computer engineer?

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RE: Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a computer engineer?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Yes, you do have to be really good at interpersonal skills to succeed as a Computer Engineer. It's important because you have to work with the people (in office settings most times). Therefore the art of dealing with the people becomes crucial.

One great interpersonal skill to have is the ability to have effective communication with your boss and other coworkers. Effective communication is fairly easy to accomplish since the main goals are to listen and comprehend what someone is saying to you. It is important to always recognize the person that is talking to you to let them know you are listening and sometimes nodding and agreeing are ways to show that you are listening.

Assertive communication is also very important when talking about effective interpersonal skills at the workplace. Assertive communication skills are important due to the fact you want to be clear and to the point. Having assertive communication skills basically means you are able to deliver a message or issue to the person it needs to be delivered to and only that person while maintaining an effective manner of communication.

Anger management is also a great and effective interpersonal skill that is invaluable at the workplace. Everyone becomes angry at something, whether it be a bad day in general or someone making you angry because they made a mistake at work.

Conflict resolution is something that goes with anger management and is an effective interpersonal skill to have in the workplace. Conflict resolution consists of knowing what the conflict is and how it affects you as well as knowing the reasons why the conflict matters to you.

Teamwork is also a very important interpersonal skill to have in your workplace. Teamwork means you can collaborate with other people and share ideas with them to come to a common goal.

RE: Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a computer engineer?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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Dear Sir/Madam,


Greeting's for the day!!!

Computer Engineers are responsible for designing, developing, implementing and testing computer based hardware and software, including the components that are found inside computer equipment, as well as actual devices that contains the computers and the softare that runs on those machines. they may also design network that connects computer systems, and work on integrating software programs with computer hardware.

Education Requirements:
To become Computer engineer, you will typically require a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, computer science, or electrical engineering.

Responsibilities of Required Technical Skills:
Since Computer Engineering field is quite broad, the required technical skills listed in the job postings you may come across will vary, depending on whether the job is more hardware or software focused, and which industry the employer belongs to. Typically, you will need to have followings:

1. An understanding of the particular computer hardware architecture you will be working with
2. Experience designing, coding and testing softwares.
3. Familiarity with Software Test Procedures or Scripts
4. Experience buildingyour own PC system.
5. Understanding of different operating systems including Winodws, Linux, and how certain types of software will work with them.
6. Experience with Device Drivers.
7. Understanding of Networking and Security
8. Understanding of the (sometimes specialized) software that is typically used in particular industry.
9. Knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Java and other Object-Oriented languages.

Computer engineers usually use computer-assisted software engineering, or CASE, tools to automate the process. they als test, debug and update programs.

Other Crucial Skills:
Since Computer Engineers work closely with programmers, designers, product developers and testers , they really need to have storng interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a team.

Fields employing Computer Engineers:
Computer Engineers are likely to find work in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to):
1. Telecommunications
2. Manufacturing
3. Transportations
4. Product Development

Here are some interesting "Niche" areas of Computer Engineering:
1. Working with Radar and Communications Technology
2. Supporting High Performance and embedded computing systems for nuclear medicines.
3. Military Software Support
4. Designing new Motors and Sensors for Robotics Equipments.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul

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