Soft Skills in Resume

Soft Skills in Resume

READ TIME- 5 mins

What you will learn: Meaning of Soft Skills and their importance

Definition of Soft Skills

Soft skills are like your personal characteristics that show your situational wisdom and attention. These are also reffered to s people skills. Irrespey of your background or your dream job , every where some soft skills are needed. These are the skills which help you perform better emotionally at your work place. For e.g. communicating with your team, clients and colleagues, getting along with others, listening, resolving conflicts , all these are the types of skills that Recruiters are wanting these days.

Nowadays EQ is considered as important as IQ. And EQ( Emotional Quotient) largely depends on the soft skills you possess.

Examples of Soft Skills

Some examples of soft skills are:

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Creative Problem Solving
  3. Time management
  4. Conflict resolution
  5. Flexibility
  6. Integrity
  7. Teamwork
  8. Leadership
  9. Problem-solving
  10. Research
  11. Creativity
  12. Work ethics
  13. Dependability
  14. Adaptability

Are Soft Skills Important?

Absolutely , Soft skills are neede right from he if writing, clearing an interview and then performing in a company. Soft Skills are needed irrespective of the job you are doing. For e.g. goof communication skills are must for n engineer, a manger , a nurse or a teacher. All soft skills give you advantage in performing your tasks in more efficient and smooth manner. An employee with good communication skills is expected to interact more effectively. An employee skilled in time management will have better productivity and effectiveness.

Soft Skills help recuiters in having increased productivity,  better team work, less retention rates, enahnced employees satisfaction and work life balance and better organisational leadership.

Tips on Highlighting your Soft Skills

1. Use the Skills Section in your Resume to highlight the soft skills you possess that will match with the job description.

2. Use the Cover Letter to highlight the soft skills that you possess and how it helped you in delivering in your previous roles.

3. During your Job Interview highlight how the skill helped you in performing better in your previous roles and how it can help you deliver better in your current role.

A strong set of soft skills will always make you an employee that the organisation would always love to Retain. Thus it’s important to keep polishing your soft skills, these are transferable , they can learnt at ll positions.

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