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"Soft skills" - personal qualities, habits, attitudes and social graces that make someone a good employee and compatible to work with.
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Job hunters, don't overlook your "soft skills"

Job hunters, don't overlook your "soft skills" | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
A new survey from CareerBuilder finds hiring managers equally keen on many qualities beyond your ability to do the job
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Knowing your blind spots | Training Journal

Knowing your blind spots | Training Journal | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
RT @JuliaMenaul: So why aren’t businesses investing in soft skills and emotional intelligence? | Training Journal http://t.co/ckAgQxARUl
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How to Get the Job You Want [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Get the Job You Want [INFOGRAPHIC] | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
You want the job, but how do you get it? This infographic by CashNetUSA has all the answers!
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Where have all the soft skills gone? | Edfolio

Where have all the soft skills gone? | Edfolio | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
As it turns out, this TIME article suggests that the real reason many college grads are struggling to find jobs is that they don't have the basic “interpersonal and communication skills” necessary to make it in today's workforce ...
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Brush Up On Your Soft Skills If You Want To Get Ahead | Avant Personnel

Brush Up On Your Soft Skills If You Want To Get Ahead | Avant Personnel | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
You might have the education but do you have the soft skills? http://t.co/FnQiBKoofO
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Hospitality Net - Go Hard on Soft Service Skills | By Roberta Nedry

Hospitality Net - Go Hard on Soft Service Skills | By Roberta Nedry | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
In today's world, a lot of times we think HARD is better. Work hard! Play hard! Drive a hard bargain!
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Soft Skills at Work: Learn workplace culture before making changes - CapitalGazette.com

Soft Skills at Work: Learn workplace culture before making changes - CapitalGazette.com | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
Soft Skills at Work: Learn workplace culture before making changes
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Occasionally I hear accounts about new bosses/employees who make deadly soft skills mistakes right away.
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Top 10 skills for the 21st-century worker ← My Career Info

Top 10 skills for the 21st-century worker ← My Career Info | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it

RT @MyCareerInfo: Here are the top ten "soft skills" in most demand for the 21st-century worker [Infographic]: http://t.co/Xk5NxKOK9l #jobs…


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'Soft Skills' Can Help You Get Ahead

'Soft Skills' Can Help You Get Ahead | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
Personal aptitudes and attitudes like being a good listener and communicator strongly influence likability and workplace relationships.
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A balanced approach: technical and soft skills - Contractor Mag

A balanced approach: technical and soft skills - Contractor Mag | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
A balanced approach: technical and soft skills
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In one of the most memorable scenes from the 1967 movie classic “The Graduate,” Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate, receives career advice in one word.
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The 5 Soft Skills Employers Want You to Have & How to Get Them

The 5 Soft Skills Employers Want You to Have & How to Get Them | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
Collegiettes spend hours and hours trying to figure out what exactly employers want to see on their resumes.
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Employment Guide: Ballo: STEM majors: Don't neglect your "soft skills" - University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News

Employment Guide: Ballo: STEM majors: Don't neglect your "soft skills" - University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
Employment Guide: Ballo: STEM majors: Don't neglect your "soft skills" University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News But what your program doesn't teach you is the “soft” skills: those intangible, personality-specific skills that leaders, team players,...
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14 new workplace rules millennials need to master

14 new workplace rules millennials need to master | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it

Based on interviews and original research from Schawbel’s Gen Y research firm Millennial Branding, he reveals the new rules of the modern workplace that young people must learn to get ahead. The following is adapted from the introduction of “Promote Yourself.”

1. Your job description is just the beginning.

If you want to succeed in today’s workplace and make a name for yourself, you’ll have to do a lot more than what you got hired to do. In fact, your job description is just a scratch on the surface of what you should be doing. Always be on the lookout for new projects and collaborations with other groups, and do as much training and development as possible.

2. Your job is temporary.

As the world changes, so does the workplace. Companies are acquiring or being acquired, merging with other companies, or crumbling. Your team could be eliminated, your position outsourced, or you might lose interest in your job altogether.

3. You’re going to need a lot of skills you probably don’t have right now.

A recent U.S. Department of Education study shows that companies are having trouble finding and retaining the right talent. Soft (interpersonal) skills have become more important than hard (technical) skills. It’s never been easier to acquire hard skills — and those skills will only get you so far. Companies are looking for leadership, organizational, teamwork, listening, and coaching skills.

4. Your reputation is the single greatest asset you have.

Titles might be good for your ego, but in the grand scheme of things what really matters is what you’re known for, the projects you’re part of, how much people trust you, whom you know, who knows about you, and the aura you give off to people around you. Sure, what you do is important. But what others think you do can be just as important if not more so. If you build a strong reputation, the money and opportunities will find you.

5. Your personal life is now public.

The 15 seconds it takes you to tweet about how much you hate your boss or to post a pic of you passed out with a drink in your hand could ruin your career forever. Even the littlest things — how you behave, dress, your online presence, body language, and whom you associate with can help build your brand or tear it to the ground.

6. You need to build a positive presence in new media.

There are plenty of benefits to new media and the convergence between your personal and private lives. Your online social networks enable you to connect with people who have interests similar to yours. Your online presence can help you build your reputation, and the educational opportunities available online can help you dig deeper into the things you’re passionate about and want to become an expert in.

7. You’ll need to work with people from different generations.

There are now four distinct generations in the workforce: Gen Z (interns), Gen Y (employees), Gen X (managers), and Baby Boomers (executives). Each of these generations was raised in a different period of time, has a different view of the workplace, and communicates differently. By learning how to manage relationships with those in other generations, you will be more successful.

8. Your boss’s career comes first.

If your manager is unsuccessful, his frustrations will undoubtedly rub off on you, and the chances you’ll ever get a promotion are pretty slim. But if you support your manager’s career, make his life easier, and earn his trust, he’ll take you with him as he climbs the corporate ladder — even if that means going to another company.

9. The one with the most connections wins.

We have moved from an information economy to a social one. It’s less about what you know (you can find out just about anything within seconds with a simple Google search), and more about whether you can work with other people to solve problems.

10. Remember the rule of one.

When it comes to getting a job, starting a business, finding someone to marry, or just about anything else, all it takes is one person to change your life for the better. People may be saying no all around you. But as long as one person says yes, you’re on your way.

11. You are the future.

By 2025, 75% of the global workforce will be Gen Y. That means that even though you may be early in your career, in the not too distant future you’ll be at the forefront. Right now, you have to position yourself to take one of these major leadership roles when the workforce shifts and older generations retire.

12. Entrepreneurship is for everyone, not just business owners.

A lot of people define “entrepreneurship” as starting a business, but in recent years the meaning has broadened to include someone who’s accountable, who’s willing to take risks, and who sells him- or herself. If you want to get ahead, start looking at your company’s management as a venture capital firm. Be persistent, sell your ideas to them, and come up with innovative solutions no one else has thought of.

13. Hours are out, accomplishments are in.

If you want to keep your job and move up, stop thinking that you have to put in a ridiculous numbers of hours per week. Instead, realize your value, deliver on it, measure your successes, and then promote yourself.

14. Your career is in your hands, not your employer’s.

No matter what they say, companies are looking out for themselves. And while you should definitely try to make your company successful, you need to make sure that you’re getting something out of the deal, too. If you aren’t learning and growing, you aren’t benefiting anymore, and that’s an issue that you will have to resolve. Don’t rely on anything or anyone: Be accountable for your own career, and take charge of your own life.


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Linda Holroyd's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:46 PM

What are your thoughts on the new rules of the workplace?

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Local Chamber Working To Prepare Workers for Jobs in Laurens County - Clintonchronicle

Local Chamber Working To Prepare Workers for Jobs in Laurens County
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“It is very important that we provide the knowledge, skills, and processes our business and industries need,” O'Shields said.
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Developing Soft Skills

Developing Soft Skills | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
If you ask a group of attorneys, accountants and other professionals what it takes to succeed in business, you will likely receive answers s (MBA graduates ill prepared for the workforce because of their lack of soft skills, especially...
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The Return Of Soft Skills At Work | Bruce Mayhew Blog: Business ...

The Return Of Soft Skills At Work | Bruce Mayhew Blog: Business ... | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
Are soft skills the new must have by potential employers? Many Millennials and Generation Z's are graduating college and university and not finding work – all the while many corporate executives are saying they are having a ...
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Employers Rank Soft Skills Above Academics - JobStreet.com Malaysia

Employers Rank Soft Skills Above Academics - JobStreet.com Malaysia | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 September 2013- According to a recent [...] (Take a look at this survey report and find out what employers look for...
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Job Searching: Hard Skills and Soft Skills

Job Searching: Hard Skills and Soft Skills | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
Hard skills get you the interview. Soft skills get you the job. When interviewers read your resume, they are looking for hard skills. Your experience shows your hard skills. Here...
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Importance of soft skills in workplace

Importance of soft skills in workplace | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
New article on the importance of soft skills in the workplace. I personally like to refer to "soft skills" as 21st C…http://t.co/dwA4XjYgUX
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What Are The Most Important Soft Skills?

What Are The Most Important Soft Skills? | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
Regardless of where you are in the corporate structure, your soft skills – people skills (as opposed to technical skills) – are not only important for improving how you work with a team and how “likeable” you are on the job, but can greatly...
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Top 6 Critical Soft Skills For Job Seekers | CA...

Top 6 Critical Soft Skills For Job Seekers | CA... | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
These six soft skills for job seekers are imperative to learn because employers need more people with them!
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3 soft skills employers value and what you can do on campus to get them | USA TODAY College

3 soft skills employers value and what you can do on campus to get them | USA TODAY College | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
3 soft skills employers value and what you can do on campus to get them - http://t.co/CFizGF0dZB
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5 Soft Skills That Can Win You That Job | Jobs180 Blog

5 Soft Skills That Can Win You That Job | Jobs180 Blog | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it
In getting tips about effective job search, much focus is often piled on the perfect resume, the right way to dress, and answering those tricky interview questions. There is however, another set of skills that is crucial in cinching ...
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Soft skills will help you land that next job

Soft skills will help you land that next job | Soft Skills Tips | Scoop.it

(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.


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Barb Jemmott's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:51 AM

I'd love to get your take on this article. The article states that increasingly, employers are valuing soft skills over technical skills. Do you agree?

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Soft skills wanted by potential employers - CareersPortal

Soft skills wanted by potential employers
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Note to new grads: Your boss doesn't care if you can tweet like a pro. A recent survey shows that employers are not satisfied with the skills fresh graduates bring to the table.
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