Soft Skills – What are they?

Maybe you’ve been sacked shortly after getting a position. Or perhaps you thought you were trying your best and then were told you weren’t working out. Sometimes we have a perspective on our efforts that doesn’t quite match up to an employer’s perspective.

Have you heard of “soft skills”? Do you wonder what has been preventing you from being a long-term employee? According to the linked article, “soft skills” refer to a cluster of personal qualities, habits, attitudes and social graces that make someone a good employee and compatible to work with.

Are you defensive when a co-worker or employer instructs you to do your job differently than you thought it ought to be done? Do you pay little attention to what time you arrive in the morning or return from lunch? Do you have difficulty switch gears easily when asked? These are just some of the areas identified as soft skills that are essential to being a successful employee. Read the article, “Top 10 Soft Skills for Job Hunters”

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2009/01/26/top-10-soft-skills-for-job-hunters/

If you fit the categories first mentioned in this blog, if you are just coming into the job market, or if you are not necessarily the person mentioned above but want to be the best you can be, now is the time to learn, grow, expand and refresh who you are for your next employer!

Disclaimer: Dillon Job Service will provide links to resources with helpful tips and information for your job search. Dillon Job Service does not directly or indirectly endorse any third party products or service. All services at Dillon Job Service are free of charge.

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