Soft Skills are as important as Hard Skills (Technical Skills) are

If you are a great web-developer, don’t you need to know how to build great teams to manage the new project that you have just signed? If you are a scientist, don’t you need to have good presentation skills? If you have are an activist, don’t you need to know how to build networks and use the social media effectively? 

You always need the Soft Skills (like Networking and Communication Skills, Team-Building and Collaboration, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills, etc.) to thrive in the field that you work in!

Some of the skills commonly being cited as vital in today’s workforce include:

  • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing (with almost all of today’s written communications in business being conducted digitally).
  • Teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate with others in diverse groups settings (information technologies are increasingly essential to many forms of organizational collaboration).
  • The ability to innovate and be creative (today’s information technologies empower innovate and creative capabilities in ways not previously envisioned).
  • The ability to locate, organize, and evaluate information from multiple sources.

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