Soft Skills in the Workplace

Each company looks for a different mix of skills and experience depending on the business it's in. Yet it's no longer enough to be a functional expert. To complement these unique core competencies, there are certain "soft skills" every company looks for in a potential hire.

"Soft skills" refer to a cluster of personal qualities, habits, attitudes and social graces that make someone a good employee and compatible to work with. Companies value soft skills because research suggests and experience shows that they can be just as important an indicator of job performance as hard skills.[1]



[1] "Top 10 Soft Skills for Job Hunters - Careers Articles." Jobs, Careers, and Job Listings - AOL Jobs. < http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2009/01/26/top-10-soft-skills-for-job-hunters/ >.

 

 

Some of the most common soft skills employers are looking for and will be assessing you on include: