What we also look for is “technical curiosity.” We like someone who enjoys finding out how things work. Maybe you like souping up your car with the latest technical gadgets. Maybe you like PC gaming so much that you set up networked LAN parties. Maybe you figured out how to make free long-distance phone calls with voice over IP, or maybe you have an interesting wireless solution involving your stereo and television. The important thing is that you gravitate toward solving technical problems because you get enjoyment out of solving them.
The hardest problems are never technical. You are able to explain problems and solutions to a customer, so they can understand what you are doing. You repeat what the customer is saying often, so they know that they are being heard.
You are able to work with the politics of a client’s organization. If there is a problem, you don't look for blame. You look for how to solve the problem. When the problem is solved, and only then, you look to provide objective guidance to prevent the problem from happening again.
Do your friends consider you untrustworthy? Do you like to exaggerate the truth so people will think highly of you? If so, you are not a good fit at Invario. We have zero tolerance for dishonesty. You will provide an accurate accounting of your time doing work for a client. Our clients need to trust you with their business network. If they cannot, they will go somewhere else, and so will you.
You will refrain from promising things you do not intend to deliver. For example, if a client requests that you provide a diagram of their network, and you say, knowing that you have a busy evening scheduled, “sure, I will have it updated for you tomorrow morning,” you have set an expectation that you are unlikely to deliver on. Furthermore you have set the deadline yourself! It would be much better to say “sure, I will have it for you next week,” and deliver it three days later.
As an Invario Network Engineer you will have complete freedom to set your own schedule. If you tend to procrastinate or need a boss to be constantly on your tail, then you will not work well here. A successful Invario engineer is able to manage their time well. They tend to be working on projects that are not yet time-sensitive. You cannot wait until the last minute to do your work, or you will be running around like a crazy person.