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What are soft skills ?. “Is it something that I said?”/Did?. Top 10 Soft Skills. Strong Work Ethic Positive Attitude Good Communication Time Management Problem Solving Skills Acting As A Team Player Self-Confidence Ability To Accept And Learn From Criticism

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what are soft skills

What are soft skills ?

“Is it something that I said?”/Did?

top 10 soft skills
Top 10 Soft Skills
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Communication
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Acting As A Team Player
  • Self-Confidence
  • Ability To Accept And Learn From Criticism
  • Flexible/Adaptable
  • Work Well Under Pressure
strong work ethic
Strong Work Ethic
  • Are you motivated and dedicated to getting the job done, no matter what? Will you be diligent and do your best work?

B. __ Pay

A.__ Motivation

positive attitude
Positive Attitude
  • Are you optimistic and upbeat? Will you generate good energy and good will?

Optimistic: ________;_________; _________

Pessimistic: ________ ;__________;________

good communication skills
Good Communication Skills
  • Are you both verbally articulate and a good listener? Can you make your case and express your needs in a way that builds bridges with colleagues, customers and vendors?
time management abilities
Time Management Abilities
  • Do you know how to prioritize tasks and work on a number of different projects at once? Will you use your time on the job wisely?



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problem solving skills
Problem-Solving Skills
  • Are you resourceful and able to creatively solve problems that will unavoidably arise? Will you take ownership of problems or leave them for someone else?
acting as a team player
Acting as a Team Player
  • Will you work well in groups and teams? Will you be cooperative and take a leadership role when appropriate?
self confidence
  • Do you truly believe you can do the job? Will you project a sense of calm and inspire confidence in others? Will you have the courage to ask questions that need to be asked and to freely contribute your ideas?

Yes _ No_

ability to accept and learn from criticism
Ability to Accept and Learn From Criticism
  • Will you be able to handle criticism? Are you coachable and open to learning and growing as a person and as a professional?

Yes ____ No____

flexibility adaptability
  • Are you able to adapt to new situations and challenges? Will you embrace change and be open to new ideas?

Yes ____ No____

working well under pressure
Working Well Under Pressure
  • Can you handle the stress that accompanies deadlines and crises? Will you be able to do your best work and come through in a pinch?
soft skills
Soft Skills
  • When job-hunting, focus on the skills most likely to interest the prospective employer and learn to demonstrate these skills through your resume, in an interview or in dealing with potential employers at career fairs or industry association gatherings.
  • For example, tell a story of how you successfully handled a crisis or challenge at your company. Mention honors you received or even bring along letters of thanks or commendation from an employer or customer.
  • Remember, whether you are applying for a service position or a technical job, it's your combination of core and soft skills that will set you apart from the crowd!

Q & A Quotes and materials used from various sources including the following:Career Builders : Kate Lorenz EditorAOLQuint CareersReddiff.comCartoonStock.com new-mind.com Nextel Wireless Robert FulghumWorkforce Partnership Staff Retention Career Advisor Donna Bradley –CrissCareer Center Coordinator : Sheridan MyrickSite Manager : Don Baston

Allow 5 min

Rev.2/28/2008 DBC