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Soft Skills

Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills - What Skills Matter Most?


There are two types of skills required to do a job well - Hard Skills & Soft Skills.

Hard Skills - Specific knowledge and abilities required to be successful in a job

Soft Skills - Attributes and personality traits that affect interpersonal interactions and while different, are also as important as hard skills in the workforce.

Employers seek candidates with both types of skills. If you do not have the soft skills mentioned above, it may not matter how well you are educated or how competent you are in your field. It is important to have people skills to get along in any job, not just those directly working with the public. 

Click the link below to learn how to improve your soft skills:

9 Ways to Enhance Your Soft Skills 

  • Examples:
    • Computer Skills
    • Web design
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical skills
    • Other quantifiable skills that are required for a specific job
  • Examples:
    • Communication Skills***** #1 soft skill that most employers are looking for****
    • Team Work
    • Problem-Solving 
    • Leadership
    • Flexibility
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Time Management
    • Assertiveness
    • Creativity
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Negotiation skills