Health And Safety
It is very important that you are aware of the health and safety rules before going in to any job I will list a couple that are very important.
The most important health and safety rule is to stop the electricity running into the computer before you touch any of the components that are inside, this can lead to electric shocks if not done correctly. Removing jewelry things like watches and ring can conduct electricity and also can get caught on components inside the computer and potentially damage them.
Working attitude is a big thing towards being an IT Technician because if you do not have a passion for the job then you will get sick and bored of it fast and you will not like doing it and that is not a good attitude to have towards your job.
Having a good knowledge on IT is a huge boost because this will save the company time of training you up because you already have all the knowledge you need to know about the job.
You need to be dedicated about solving a series of problems, because as a IT Technician that is what you will be doing all the time, so if you are a problem solver you will enjoy this job because its what your whole job is based on.
It is good to have good leadership skills because if you are working in a team with other IT technicians and the others aren't sure what they are doing but you know then it is always a good idea to take the lead and direct others that will stand out to company's because that shows you know what you are doing and that you can help others so that is also team work skills.
Planning skills are a MUST for people entering the IT Tech business in order to manage tasks with different projects going on at the same time and all have different deadlines it is a good skill to have if you can plan what you are going to do and when and when it will be completed.
Organisation Skills are also a MUST because if you are not organised that means that you are not ready for work for example if you go to work and forget your tools you are not going to be able to do your job because you are not organised and prepared to do the job so it is a really important skill to be organised.
Written/Verbal Communication Skills
IT technicians need the ability to communicate with people at all ranks in the organisation, it is really important to be able to understand and listen as well as be able to explain the to the customers depending on there knowledge in IT for example if you are talking to someone who doesn't know much about technology you will have to explain in the simplest form.