Student Village Academy Forums CAREERS AND JOBS 11 Soft Skills To Accelerate Your Career

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    • #38816

      I hope this thread will come be helpful to students who are job hunting or trying to figure out the skills they need for their CV / Resume.

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      Hard skills get you hired.

      But soft skills get you promoted.

      11 soft skills to accelerate your career

      1. Communication:

      • Listen without interrupting.
      • Speak with a positive tone.
      • Pay attention to your body language.

      2. Persuasion:

      • Identify what other people care about.
      • Create stories that resonate with them.
      • Communicate those stories with brevity and emotion.

      3. Negotiation:

      • Listen carefully.
      • Understand what the other side wants.
      • Know your worth.
      • Then propose solutions that benefit both sides.

      4. Relationship building:

      • Help others unconditionally.
      • Look for common interests.
      • Always add value before asking for something in return.

      5. Empathy:

      • Take a genuine interest in other people.
      • Look at things from their perspective.
      • Acknowledge their feelings.
      • Never judge and always be supportive.
      • Be generous with your time and attention.

      6. Positive attitude:

      • Never gossip.
      • Never complain.
      • Criticize sparingly.
      • Always speak well of others.

      7. Teamwork:

      • Avoid claiming all the credit.
      • Celebrate other people’s wins.
      • Praise teammates publicly and praise them generously.

      8. Conflict resolution:

      • Avoid arguments and accusations.
      • Focus on solutions over problems.
      • Apologize unconditionally when it’s your fault.

      9. Emotional intelligence.

      • Never act impulsively.
      • Take a step back when you’re upset.
      • Understand what you’re feeling.
      • Understand the consequences of your actions.
      • Then proceed accordingly.

      10. Time management:

      • Learn to prioritize.
      • Learn to delegate.
      • Learn to say no.

      11. Work ethic:

      • Take responsibility for your work.
      • Always show up and deliver on time.
      • Always keep your commitments.
      • Never deflect blame on to others.

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      Odion Abigail

      this is nice, but you will agree with me as human it is highly impossible for 1 person being able to have all these said soft skills. You know that right?

      • #38892

        Most career oriented people have them all. They aren’t so hard to acquire.

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