2. Skills discovery

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There’s no doubt that having solid technical knowledge, for example mathematics and graphing principles, is crucial to this role, but soft skills like communication, planning and organisation, and problem solving are just as important. In a professional landscape that is constantly changing, soft skills are the secret superpowers that will help you adapt to whatever lies on the horizon and set you apart from other job applicants.

Just as the diagram below shows, you need both technical and soft skills to thrive as a Network Controller.

Let's learn more about the skills required to be a Network Controller from your mentor, Ross –

Ok, so now you can name some of the skills you'll need, let's consider them in more depth and break down what exactly each of them mean.

An overview of the technical skills

  • Mathematics
  • Digital literacy
  • Systems knowledge

An overview of the soft skills

  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Critical thinking


Activity ⭐️

Jump into the soft skills assessment below to give you an idea of where you sit with your soft skills.

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