The Top 4 Soft Skills You Need To Ace An Interview

First, let’s tackle “soft skills” themselves — what are they? Soft skills are desirable qualities that are often intangible and difficult to quantify, but just as important as any to be demonstrated during the interview process. Examples include the ability to work with others, a good attitude, common sense, and empathy. Last month, we were thrilled to attend the CLO Exchange in Chicago, where we connected with our peers and had the wonderful opportunity to learn from industry leaders like Donald Dennis, CLO of Huntington Bank, who asserted, “Soft skills are the new currency.” We couldn’t agree more!

Now more than ever, organizations are taking soft skills into consideration when making hiring decisions, recognizing the essential connection between culture and a positive work environment. Do not underestimate the importance of showcasing your soft skills. Interviewees can get too caught up in demonstrating hard skills and relevant experience, overlooking the significance of CommunicationAdaptabilityCollaboration and Positivity.

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