Do you think you’re qualified for a particular job, fit to lead a team, or entitled to a promotion because you have extensive experience and highly developed technical skills? Well, it turns out that while those thingsare crucial to your professional success, it’s imperative that you also have great soft skills–more commonly known as “people skills.”
(BPT) - You’ve polished your resume, updated your references and picked up your best outfit from the dry cleaners. You’re ready for that big interview. But while your experience and qualifications may match the position perfectly, have you given any thought to your soft skills?
Soft skills include a person’s attitude, workplace behavior, values and ethics. Increasingly, employers are looking at soft skills as the deciding factor when choosing between two applicants.
Being focused at work is something we all aim to be. It seems simple in concept, to just do a task until it gets done, so why is it so hard for us to focus sometimes? I’ve been putting into practice a few tips that I wanted to share.
What do you write down? For most of us, writing consists of emails, task lists, and perhaps the odd work project. However, making time to write down certain things, such as our daily experiences, our goals, and our mental clutter can change the way we live our lives.
Here are six different ways that writing things down can change your life, and what you can do to get the most out of each.
Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It’s also no surprise that it’s the No.1 value for Buffer’s culture, if you see our slidedeck about it. So naturally we are obsessed with it.
The author would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so he thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones.
Instincts are not some weird mystical power that are only found in the animal kingdom.
Gut instincts are degind as: an innate, typically fixed pattern of behaviour in animals in response to certain stimuli.
We are born with instincts to help us survive. As much as we may pretend we are not, we are very much animals; why do we try to deny this?
That is not to say that we aren’t incredibly smart or that we aren’t capable of complex thinking. But even though we are very intelligent, our minds are also very clever and like to try to trick us.
Instinctually we know when to run from predators; when we are babies, we know how to feed from our mothers and we know when something just feels ‘off’. The problem is when our sixth sense shouts a warning, we stall and we think.
BrainFacts.org, a website under the umbrella of the Society for Neuroscience that provides information about the brain and nervous system for the public, has selected our video Neuroscience Meets Magic, filmed in collaboration withScientific American and theatrical pickpocket and sleight-of-hand artist Apollo Robbins, to be featured as a recommended resource in their educator section.
The need to feel important closes ears and open’s mouths. Listening is both humble and humbling. Talking makes you feel important. Listening to others makes them feel important. Seven reasons you don’t listen: Entitled.