Significance of Soft Skills at work

There is a famous corporate credo, “Hard skills will get you an interview but you need soft skills to get the job.” This holds so much relevance in the professional world. Hard skills are about your ability to perform certain types of activities. But it is the soft skills, which are your personal attributes that enhance your individual interactions, job performance and career prospects.

Soft skills are generally associated with personality traits like:

  • Optimism
  • Common sense
  • Responsibility
  • A sense of humor
  • Integrity

These skills in turn encompass abilities such as:

  • Empathy
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Good manners
  • Negotiation skills
  • Sociability

It is necessary for you to develop your soft skills as they are crucial tools for success. Research in fields like Sales and Marketing, Software Development, Engineering and Law, has shown that to be successful at workplace, technical knowledge alone is not enough. Therefore,  whether you are applying for a service position or a technical job, it’s your combination of core abilities and soft skills that will give you an edge over the others!

Soft skills take time and effort to develop, but can be achieved by each and every one with just a little help.  Various workshops conducted on personality training can give your career a boost in this ever competitive corporate jungle. Welingkar’s Distance Education Programme opens up the opportunity hone your soft skills and develop your professional personality.

 

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