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Business Continuity Planners

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An internship and three years of experience in business continuity or a related field is usually required for business continuity planning jobs. Planners must have strong deductive and inductive reasoning to identify problems, gather information from a variety of sources, and develop solutions that make the most sense for companies. They have good judgement and decision-making skills. They are well versed in computer software programs for studying and analyzing data and writing reports. People who do well in this job also work well with others; they are in constant contact with coworkers, supervisors, and clients, by e-mail, telephone, and in person.

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