Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills: Which Wins the Job Offer?

You’ve spent a great deal of time in the classroom, online and during internships learning technical, or hard, skills. But how much time have you spent learning soft skills like communication, leadership and analytical thinking?

According to this infographic from Jobma, we may not be dedicating enough time to development of soft skills. As they say: “Showing soft skills is key. Everything else can be taught.”

And employers seem to agree. According to Forbes: “…candidates need to be motivated to learn new skills, think innovatively, cope with failure, assimilate feedback and collaborate…”

For more information on the importance of developing your soft skills, including the soft skills ranked highest and how those skills compared to their “hard” counterparts, read on!


Soft Skills Versus Hard Skills



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