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Learn the Soft Skills Employers are Looking for on

Learn the Soft Skills Employers are Looking for on
Monday, July 3, 2017
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Soft skills are qualities that all employers look for in job candidates, no matter what field of work. Whether you are a restaurant server, the head of an IT department, or a nurse, you will need similar soft skills to be successful. However, in a survey conducted by LinkedIn, employers indicated that it is difficult for them to find candidates with the soft skills they’re looking for to fill fifty-nine percent of their open positions.

What are soft skills? 

Soft skills, also referred to as employability skills or career skills, are certain characteristics that a person needs to be an effective employee that cannot be measured. Soft skills include traits such as: being able to work well with others, interpersonal skills like friendliness and other “people skills,” having good attendance at work, having a good work ethic, being flexible and open to change, behaving in an ethical manner, maintaining a professional appearance, being courteous, and having good problem solving abilities.

What soft skills are employers looking for?

According to a recent analysis by, the top 10 soft skills most sought after by employers are: good communicator, well organized, team player, always punctual, critical thinker, social, creative thinker, interpersonal communicator, easily adapts, and friendly personality.

How do I gain these soft skills?        

If you already have these soft skills, be sure to reference them while job searching by adding them to your resume and discussing them in employment interviews. If you need to brush up on some of these skills, Knowledge to Work can help! Search learning resources for soft skills on

Whether you’re looking to build your communication skills, teamwork abilities, problem-solving abilities, listening skills, or any other soft skills, can connect you with the learning resources you need.

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