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Analysts. less technical skills, more social skills. technical skills (deveoplers/programmers/engineers) can be bought cheaply overseas. problem is I think most of us got into this industry because we are antisocial/lack social skills or the computer science degree made us into antisocial beasts.
 
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I got into this industry because I found something that I do well. As for having no social skills, there's only so much work one can do without interacting with others. If you are working on anything more than a trivial application it is going to be necessary to collaborate. I spend more time with my co-workers than with my friends or wife, so make it easy on the rest of us. Learn to smile, say 'hello' and make plesant small talk. About something other than computers, for cripe's sake!
 
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Not only that, most of the time project managers and business analysts can not do their job without consuming a big chunk of developers' time. Easy to transition over to a BA from developer than the other way around. You got the power!
 
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Customer service skills are greatly underrated in our industry. Ultimately, that is who you are trying to please in any business venture.
I believe that this is a key to slowing the trend of outsourcing to other countries. We, as developers, need to develop good customer service skills and then show employers how those skills benefit the bottom line. Good customer service skills aren't something a developer in another country can effectively use, no matter how good those skills are.
 
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