8 Critical Skills Your GIS Degree Didn’t Teach You — #3

Posted by Larry Malloy on Jul 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM

My last two blog series focused on critical skills #1 and #2. This week, I continue my series focusing on critical skill #3 – Understanding priorities and the most critical times.

Critical Skill #3: Understanding Priorities and the Most Critical Times
What do you do when you first get into work? Do you stop by the coffee machine and chat with your colleagues? Do you turn on your computer and check your personal email or your favorite social media site? Do you answer emails that have cropped up overnight? Do you dig-in right where you left off yesterday? Have you ever gone through your day wondering what you accomplished that day? There are critical times in our day, week, month, and year that can mean the difference between success and failure. It can mean the difference between moving up or moving out of your current agency or position.

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Topics: Data Management, Big Data, GIS

8 Critical Skills Your GIS Degree Didn’t Teach You — #2

Posted by Larry Malloy on Jul 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A GIS degree is technical and often attracts like-minded people. Schools do a great job of teaching many aspects of GIS including giving practical experience in GIS software applications like ESRI’s ArcGIS. However, there are many skills critical to a career in GIS that are not taught during the degree program, and that is what this blog series is designed to address.

Last week, my blog focused on the need to continually learn and grow by committing time, a budget, and by finding a mentor. This week, I’m looking at the need for GIS professionals to think outside the box.

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Topics: Data Management, Big Data, GIS

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