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What are Soft Skills?

Soft skills include all qualities, skills and qualifications that enable both professional and personal success in addition to hard skills. They relate to personal competences, social skills and methodological competences necessary at the workplace. Even if school grades and technical knowledge are important, soft skills can make the difference.

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Self awareness allows you to understand your personality including strengths, weaknesses,
thoughts, beliefs, motivation and emotions.
Creativity is your ability to address situations and ideas by using imagination in new ways.
Curiosity is your strong desire to learn or know something, simply for the sake of learning
and knowing.
Adaptability is your ability to adjust to changing situations, conditions or contexts.
Sense making is the ability by which you give meaning to something by relating it to
something else.
Communication is the ability to transmit and receive verbal and non-verbal messages.
Initiative is your ability to see something that needs to be done and decide to do it without
someone else telling you to do it.
Holistic thinking is your ability to analyse situations and information from all sides.
Collaboration is your ability to work with others to achieve or do something.

Video:  Importance of future soft skills in a digital world of work

In an age where digital technologies are used in pervasive ways whereby they connect different divisions, processes and information resources, the human becomes even more important.

To ensure we thrive as individuals, businesses and on an economic and a societal level, we all need to develop new skills. They are skills to excel; to collaborate and empathise with others and to create our own futures....

What employers say about future Soft Skills ...

Everyone has soft skills, the strengths of which vary depending on the individual. Knowing your strongest key skills and which soft skill fit best with certain jobs and company cultures is very important and can give you a leg up in any job interview and make your resume stand out to employers. Make sure that you do a little digging into any company you wish to join to find out what key skills they value the most so that you can showcase these. If you are unsure of what your strongest soft skills are, it is a great idea to consult friends, family, colleagues or even your LinkedIn network and ask them what they think your strongest attributes are, you might be surprised by their response!




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