Soft skills training - Forum

5/25/2015 2:11 AM   Josh McClouth
What are the 'soft skills' and why are they important to learn?

RE: Soft skills training
6/29/2015 4:39 PM

Hello Josh,

Soft skills are usually often refer to behavioral and personal traits of a professional. Common examples of soft skills include the ability to manage others, communication and presentation skills, interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities. These are often a contrast to "hard skills" which are more measurable and quantifiable, such as typing, math, reading, etc. Soft skills are important because interaction with others is always a large part of the job, and as such your personal habits and behaviors will come into context.

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RE: Soft skills training
11/30/2015 12:53 PM   Charlotte Lam
As a manager, I'd say soft skills are one of the most important skills I seek out in a potential employee. Being able to communicate well, listen and understand others, and interact with clients and co-workers is an invaluable trait in an employee. If you're seeking a job I would definitely say thhese types of courses are the best to help professional development and career prospects!


RE: Soft skills training
4/5/2016 5:00 PM   Allyjay
What are the most in-demand soft skills? Ones that employers ask the most for...

RE: Soft skills training
6/29/2016 4:42 PM   Rob
I would say that communication skills are the most in-demand. Also - leadership - but everyone regardless of their role and level in a company need to be skilled communicators. Communication skills are a really broad category though - it could be assertiveness, it could be presentation skills, writing skills - there are a lot of facets that define a good communicator.


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