What Matters Most: Hard Skills or Soft Skills? [Infographic]

When an employer is considering your application, what matters most:

  • Hard skills like mastery of a software package or a certificate of knowledge?
  • Or soft skills like team work, leadership and problem solving?

The answer, for most employers, is… “Yes!” To excel in today’s market, a job seeker must show they have a solid combination of both hard and soft skills!

Or, as this infographic from Beyond.com says:

“Soft skills may get you hired, but you need hard skills to get your foot in the door.”

To learn more about how employers view hard and soft skills, as well as the skills they value most, read on!


Skills infographic



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