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Posts Tagged: soft skills
Unlike technical skills, soft skills are not taught in school. Instead, they are developed over time through years of personal and professional experiences.
A lack of empathy training or awareness can lead to a breakdown in communication and can make the difference between a positive and negative encounter.
We asked our community for advice about soft skills and their impact on the technical work. Learning how and when to communicate was a recurring theme.
IT professionals have the “hard skills” to prepare for implementing new technology and security. But, “soft skills” may be the mortar that’s holding your fortress together. Make sure that you are not the weakest cybersecurity link!
The ability to show empathy, find possibilities in challenges, positively influence others, mitigate conflicts, contribute to team efforts, and inspire others to be their best are powerful tools for anyone with a desire to lead.
Soft skills don’t always get the respect they deserve. But they can still make or break our careers. Here’s how to improve on them.
Do you know what your soft skills are?
Does it ever feel like some people are just “easy” to get along with at work: the boss that really “gets” you, and goes out of her way to develop you; the colleague you love brainstorming with, or the employee who always anticipates what you need from him, almost before you know yourself? …While othersRead… Read more »
Last week, we discussed tips to land a last minute Fall position. If you’re still trying to find a job or internship, or even if you already have one, it’s important to make sure you’re equipping yourself with the necessary skills for the job market. According to the 2015 Millennial Majority Workforce Study, hiring managersRead… Read more »