Mar 24, 2021 - 09:23 PM
The soft skills most valued by employers include communication, management, writing, professionalism, safety consciousness, leadership, verbal communication, being a fast learner, well organized, customer service, analysis, productivity, relationship building, punctuality, corroboration, creativity, strategic thinking, flexibility, efficiency and accuracy, according to a LiveCareer analysis of more than 3,500 job ads.
Furthermore, there are significant skills gaps that must be addressed by job seekers hoping to land a job in today's market. Gaps include analytical/problem-solving skills like corroboration, research, critical thinking and interpretation; interpersonal skills like courteousness, ability to forge partnerships and empathy; leadership skills like decision-making, coaching, guidance, change management and innovation; and personal traits like being a fast learner, responsible, punctual, flexible, independent, helpful, ethical, generous and having a positive attitude.
Ultimately, job seekers who close the skills gap by customizing their resume and cover letter for every job description will have an edge over similarly qualified candidates.