Today when you apply for a job, showing up a single trait for getting the job will not actually work. Nowadays, a job specification requires multiple traits including both performing basic tasks and possessing some soft skills. I think you’d have probably heard about soft skills but maybe not so clear in mind about the concept.
Well, when you go for an interview do you always get a job? Obviously not. Sometimes, all the candidates possess the same qualification still, only one candidate gets into the shoe. You know why? It’s all the game of soft skills.
Basically, the way you represent yourself at your workplace such as the way you communicate with your colleagues, how you behave, how you solve problems and the way you look at them, how you manage your time effectively and efficiently with the assigned tasks, these are all collectively referred to as ‘soft skills’. In other words, soft skills are the interpersonal traits that have an impact on your working ability and interactivity with others.
Sometimes, we see that even the most qualified person doesn’t get the job and the one with comparatively a lower base of qualification gets the key. This is because the candidate was able to communicate with high proficiency. Thus, possessing a good bunch of soft skills is becoming necessary for receiving more exposure to job opportunities, nowadays.
Here is the list of top soft skills that you should consider to add on in your resume for building a good bunch of traits to get hired.
- Communication skills (Both oral as well as written)
- Teamwork-related skills (Includes active listening, cooperation & coordination)
- Easy adaptability or flexibility (Easy adaptability in dynamic business environment)
- Problem Solving (Use of analytical & creative thinking)
- A pinch of creativity for innovative ideas
- Interpersonal skills for easy interaction and management
- Time management skills
- Leadership skills for achieving organizational goals
- Critical observation for every aspect of your job
Well, I know that learning soft skills just like a degree course seems funny and impractical all along. So, here, I will suggest you three key factors that will really help you in identifying your own skills.
See it as your personal development along with professional growth
Adapting yourself to multiple number of soft skills will not only add to your personal development but also enhance the quality of work you perform in your profession. Employees see their prosperity with their overall growth of what work or job they do. But, I personally feel that adding soft skills to your job specification will enhance your calibre and develop your personal skills providing overall growth in one go.
Try to engage yourself in more public interaction-based assignments
Doing the job on your desk will give you only money. But performing your job by engaging yourself in more public meetings or have more public interaction-based assignments, will improve your communication skills. You’ll be able to interact with more people and leave your traces on their minds with creative thoughts.
Become more self-concerned (self-awareness)
This is the most vital factor you should keep in mind. No task will be performed well if you don’t know what is your fullest work potential, strength and weakness. So try to become more self-focused and try to explore yourself, who you’re and what is best in you. This will collectively contribute towards the accomplishment of organizational objectives along with individual development as a whole.
I feel that technical skills will definitely make your resume look good, but the involvement of soft skills will help you hit the target and get hired. In business studies, we had once studied that, two organizations can have the same resources, the same types of equipment, the same technology, but still one concern brings more productivity.
The reason behind is completely based on the human resources and the soft skills each employee possesses. In my opinion, apart from the hard skills that you learn for getting a job, you should try to get more into soft skills as well. This will make your career grow in an effective way with more opportunities. Hope this article met your reading desires. Feel free to share your feedback.