What soft skills are in demand? Many employers value soft skills as much as, if not more than, they value actual skill sets. In fact, according to HRMagazine,
95% of employers place more emphasis on a candidate's soft skills than they do on exam results. If that's not reason enough to brush up on your soft skills, what is? That said, there are some soft skills that everyone is EXPECTED to have, others that are nice to have, and then there are those that employers highly value. If you want to stand out in the sea of candidates, brush up on the following soft skills: • Adaptability • Organization • Problem-solving • Time-management • Oral communication It is not enough to tell an employer that you possess one or more of those skills. Soft skills are something that you need to show via accomplishments and achievements. In your resume, cover letter, and interview draw attention to each trait by discussing how you used it to help your last employer or to accomplish a life-long goal. Stories are key when it comes to soft skills, so be sure to arm up on them before you head into the hiring manager's office.