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Cultivating 'Soft Skills' to Get Ahead

Cultivating 'Soft Skills' to Get Ahead | Finance | Scoop.it
Personal aptitudes and attitudes like being a good listener and communicator strongly influence likability and workplace relationships.

Via Karl Wabst
Deirdre Fitzpatrick's insight:

Great tips, we need to start cultivating these skills in the classroom.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:41 PM

Hard skills, e.g. sales or software knowledge may get your foot in the door, the move to social business means more companies are seeking soft skills that allow staff effectively communicate internally and externally.

 

More employees are involved in customer contact, either in-person or in discussions on social media. Are you ready?

Karl Wabst's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:47 PM

Job candidates need to show their abilities to communicate. Companies want someone who can negotiate, handle disputes, sell, and manage customer relationships, etc. You also need to be functional at different levels internally. Can you talk to your peers, Sales and the Director in appropriate language?

Francois Adoue's curator insight, August 27, 2013 4:53 PM

Savez vous que 95% des décisions d'embauche sont faites sur ce genre de compétences ? Après une première phase d'élimination des profils techniques ne semblant pas correspondre ! 

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6 reasons why Gold stocks will begin a huge rally

6 reasons why Gold stocks will begin a huge rally | Finance | Scoop.it
According to seasonal analysis, precious metals usually peak in the late spring. However, a study of the past 12 years shows that its more apt to say that spring is a turning point.

 

By Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT

1. Huge rallies begin from these conditions

Below is the NYSE Gold Miners Index which is tracked by the GDX ETF. Look at the RSI. Not only did it reach a multi-decade low but it has remained oversold far longer than during the comparable periods. 

In the four previous periods, the market rebounded suddenly and strongly in percentage terms. Meanwhile, the bullish percent index, a breath indicator is more oversold than in 2008. We plot the indicator with a 10-week moving average that shows it as far more oversold than in 2008. While this indicator does not go back that far, odds are it is likely at a 13-year low.

2. Springtime is usually a turning ...


Via Hal
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Gold investors over reacted to the Cyprus threat.  The real demand for gold remains, in Asia and elsewhere.  Over 80% of total gold sales are still jewellery.

 

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