3 Ways to Use Soft Skills to Get the Job of Your Dreams

Employability or ‘soft skills’ are the foundation of your career building blocks and they are frequently referenced in the media as lacking in school-leavers, graduates and those already in employment.

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soft skillsSo you don’t have the 2 years of work experience the job you’re applying to recommends? Don’t give up just yet! 24 Seven’s recruiters have actually found that more and more companies are beginning to assess candidates based on the soft skills they possess, not just their past work experience. Some of the most valued soft skills include the ability to learn quickly, a desire to work with others, and a clear communication style. So how can you show your hiring manager that you have these skills without simply stating the obvious?

Know what a soft skill is

I’m sure you can guess how important “soft skills” are in the workplace. But first let’s discuss what “soft skills” actually are…

Wikipedia describes soft skills as a term often associated with a person’s EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, interpersonal skills, managing people…

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