Hard skills vs. Soft skills

Let’s first understand that how are both the skill sets different?

Do we need both of them or are we fine even if we have one of these?

Hard skills are taught skills which when imparted can be assessed for competences.

Examples are reading and writing, mathematics, knowledge of using a computer software package. Design skills, Machine operation, Drafting skills, Computer programming, Technical skills, Financial modeling are few to be named.

On the other hand Soft skills are the characteristics inbuilt within you due to which you can easily deal with people. Soft skills are demonstrated through approach and work styles. Soft skills make you a good worker in fact a good team player , good mannerism, creativity, communication and listening skills, problem solving abilities and curiosity keeps you going Motivation,Flexibility,Teamwork,Decision making,Coordination,Honesty and Critical Thinking are few to be named.

Often, soft skills may be referred to as “people skills” or “social skills”.

How to identify your best skills

In case you are not certain which skills do  you need to pen down then think about  your earlier involvements and try to find out  where  did you outshine? Wherever your peers say you’re specifically proficient.

Here are a few ways to determine good skills to put on a resume:

Consider your awards and achievements

Have you ever obtained acknowledgement for outshining in a specific area?

If your answer is yes, then it’s your skills potential which supported you in this accomplishment .Think through what particular capacities or characteristics facilitated you encounter that milestone.

Ask your friends or colleagues

Every now and then people around you can help note your strengths which  you may not identify yourself.

While building a list of skills for your resume, only comprise those you know to be your strong point. In case there is something you’re still getting educated on, don’t feel distressed to write the same as it give the impression in the job posting.

There is no doubt that a balanced combination between soft skills vs. hard skills is perfect and preferred However contenders show their contribution level and qualification for the job. On the other hand, Soft skills incline fit candidates human, displaying empathy, leadership, and establish characteristics. So next time that you are out for a job interview don’t forget to balance our both the vital skills.

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