As the world continues to become increasingly technological, there is a lot of emphasis on upskilling and continual education in most (if not all!) sectors of industry. But the fundamentals still show themselves to be necessary, in any job! Read on to find out about some important non-technical skills that are desirable for any entry-level data analyst!


Decision-making and problem solving

Organizations rely on people who can both identify and calmly resolve any problems that may arise. The ability to cope under pressure is also something which would be important here, as often this is when decisions must be made!

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Creativity and critical thinking

In addition to having the skills to rectify problems that may arise, it is also advantageous to possess the skills to address situations based on all facts and available information, thus leading to a creative solution that defines the problem correctly and helps to develop an effective reaction.

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Good communication, interpersonal skills                                

Being able to interact well with others is an essential part of being a member of a team. More often than not, junior data analysts will need to work with senior staff and others to form a cohesive unit for the efficiency of the company’s operations.

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Motivation and initiative                                                                

Self-motivation has become a very important skill, especially recently during the work-from-home period of the Covid-19 pandemic. Showing strong initiative and motivation has always been a valuable skill, but now more than ever, it has become a true standout.

Desirable skills for entry level Data analysts

If you are interested in seeing what else is involved in becoming a data analyst or looking to take the first steps towards a new, exciting career path, be sure to check out our course brochure HERE!