Soft Skills in Your Careers and Ways to Improve Them

Soft skills, also commonly known as ‘people skills’, are becoming ever more important on the current job market. To establish a great career and to keep it moving forward, it is no longer enough to be good at what you do – to have the hard skills. Now you also have to be emotionally intelligent in order to build a great career and a fulfilling life. Oxford Dictionary defines soft skills as ‘personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people’. As such, these are the skills that allow you to engage, interact and cooperate with others, working at a more effective level. As MindTools writes, ‘while your technical skills may get your foot in the door, your people skills are what open most of the doors to come’. So, what exactly are these soft skills and how do you develop them?

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