Soft Skills

Soft skills are some of the most sought-after skills in the modern workplace. Employers know that by hiring people with these qualities, they have better workers that will earn more for the company. It is in the company’s interest to find and hire people with soft skills.

Soft skills are not hard to learn and use. You can find training on YouTube, online, In books, or in local night classes. The desired skills include:

  • Strong communication
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Data analysis
  • creativity
  • working well with others

Other essential skills that are becoming increasingly important and will help you with employment include:    

  • Leadership
  • Adaptability
  • Customer-focused mindset

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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