These Are The Five Soft Skills Recruiters Want Most

Curated by Paul Helmick

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  • Hard skills are what you do, and soft skills are how you do it
  • These intangible qualities can be tough to measure, but they affect everything from productivity to collaboration
  • Companies can often train employees in technical skills but soft skills, are far harder to teach, which is why, in a low unemployment market, companies often look to hire for soft skills and train for technical skills
  • Here are the top 5 that seem to be in increasingly short supply
  • 1) Problem Solving –  62% of recruiters seeking people who can find solutions  – said to be the most important for the employee who wants to work in management
  • 2) Adaptability – 49% say this trait as very important for entry-level positions
  • 3) Time Management –  48% fee most new employees are poor at time management
  • 4) Organization – 39% say this is very desirable as it’s often poorly demonstrated during the interview process by candidates who showing up late, forget to thank the interviewer, and forget the interviewer’s name
  • 5) Oral Communication – thee ability to speak in public and communicate with others is also essential to help avoid misunderstandings and work well with others on the team.