People don’t under-perform because of their lack of technical skills, they under-perform because of their lack of soft skills.

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Do you consider the following soft skills? 

  • Getting high quality work done on time
  • Good team work and working towards deadlines
  • Good communication skill.
  • Persuading others to consider different points of view
  • Appreciating the others perspective
  • Ability to coaching and being coached
  • Taking direction from my managers in a complex environment
  • Being able to work for a variety of people each with a unique style
  • Being flexible
  • Handling rapidly changing environment
  • Making tough technical and non-technical decisions with limited information
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Challenging conventional wisdom and authority
  • Helping team members who are struggling
  • Taking over responsibility without being asked
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Meeting budget restraints
  • Being able to prioritize with little direction

The answer is yes.

 

“that’s exactly what the employers are looking for! And that’s what you need “

 

Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual’s interactions, job performance and career prospects. Unlike hard skills, which are about a person’s skill set and ability to perform a certain type of task or activity, soft skills are interpersonal and broadly applicable.

Soft skills are often described by using terms often associated with personality traits, such as:

  • optimism
  • common sense
  • responsibility
  • a sense of humor
  • integrity

and abilities that can be practiced (but require the individual to genuinely like other people) such as:

  • empathy
  • teamwork
  • leadership
  • communication
  • good manners
  • negotiation
  • sociability
  • the ability to teach.

It’s often said that hard skills will get you an interview but you need soft skills to get and keep the job.

 

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