RECOGNIZING THE PERSONAL COMPETENCIES OF FUTURE INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS
Journal: Acta Informatica Malaysia (AIM)
Author: Norhidayu Md Yatim, Nurhidayah Nasharudin, Noor Faraliza Samsudin, Salasiah M Said, Nor Farmiza Tarsik
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Information agency basic responsibility focuses on the creation, acquisition, organisation, storage, dissemination and maintenance of information in whatever format, printed or digital. They required all related knowledge and skills to perform their roles in this emerging world of technology. Personal competencies are essential skills requirement seek by employer in selecting their employees. Personal competencies of students are considered greatly important for the effectiveness of learning process. It is also important skills for students to acquire for their future career. This concept paper aims to investigate the personal competencies of future information professionals. The nine (9) domains of personal competencies (critical thinking, interaction skills, relationships skills, leadership skills, presentation skills, media literacy skills, and written skills) in this paper was determined based on the selected literature on communication and personal competencies. This paper would bring benefit to all future information professional as it can view future graduate preparedness to enter the industry.