Soft Skills

Time to Shine

Getting a job, keeping a job, and rising through the ranks of where you work isn’t rocket science. You just need to understand some basic principles about being a desirable employee.

Businesses want employees that have some core personal traits and abilities. These are sometimes referred to as soft skills—skills that help one interact with others in an effective, harmonious, and positive way. Some examples of soft skills are conflict resolution, time management, motivation, interpersonal skills, problem solving, creativity, flexibility, adaptability, integrity, honesty and having a positive attitude.

Confident woman
Soft Skills: Team spirit, self confidence, communication, empathy, assertiveness and personality

Unless you have a personal connection to a company, you will probably be competing against others to get an interview. At the interview, you will also be competing against a more select group to get that job. Having a strong set of soft skills will make you shine and help you get that job offer. Once you get that job, soft skills are the key to performing well and making your career rewarding and fulfilling.

There are many resources to help you learn more about soft skills -- why they are important, and how to improve yours. Here are some suggestions you might consider: