NEW FEATURE: Soft Skills needed to succeed in every role
Soft skills are the personal attributes you need to succeed in the workplace. These are often related to how you work with others—in other words, these are people skills. Soft skills are different from hard skills, which are directly relevant to the job to which you are applying. These are often more quantifiable, and easier to learn. A hard skill for a carpenter, for example, might be the ability to operate a power saw or use framing squares.
Employers want employees who are able to effectively interact with others. These skills are also very hard to teach, so employers want to know that job candidates already have the soft skills that enable them to be successful in the workplace.