Amit Kumar M Tech from IIT, New Delhi MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad . ´ But he still could not get the job of his choice during campus recruitment. ´ Reason: Blame it on his soft skills. Or rather the lack of them

WHAT IS SOFT SKILLS ? It is a sociological term relating to cluster of ´ Personality traits ´ Social graces ´ Communication ´ Personal habits ´ Friendliness .

Why should companies emphasize the importance of soft skills training ? .

THE WORLD IS FLAT ´ ´ Hence we are constantly interacting with people who come from different cultures and countries. not only in terms of the project delivery but also with reference to their perspective in order to relate to them . Therefore it is vital to understand the customer.

can determine the professional success of a lawyer. more than their mere occupational skills. .SOFT SKILLS IN PROFESSIONALS ´ The legal profession is one example where the ability to deal with people effectively and politely.

Soft skills complement hard skills. which are the occupational requirements of a job and many other activities. .

How to improve your soft skills ? .

a governing body based in the US. .WORKFORCE PROFILE ´ The Smyth County Industry Council. conducted a survey and defined about 60 "soft skillsµ.

15. Follow rules. 10. Safety. Grammar. 11. Courtesy. 13. Cooperation. Eye contact. . Team skills. 9.1. Flexibility. 4. Reliability. 2. 7. 14 Good attitude. 5. Adaptability. Honesty. 12. Self-directed. 3. Math. 8. 6. Writing skills.

Self-supervising. . Personal integrity. Interpersonal skills. Work experience. Good work history. 20. 30. 29.16. 23. Positive work ethic. Motivational skills. Advanced math. 19. Good references. Good attendance. 22. 24. 21. Ability to measure. Driver's license. 18. Personal energy. Dependability. 25. 26. 17. Being drug free. 27. 28.

Wanting to do a good job. Good personal appearance. Ability to follow regulations. 36. Common sense.31. Reading and comprehension. Basic spelling and grammar. Reporting to work on time. Use of rulers and calculators. Willingness to be accountable. 39. Willingness to learn. 38. . Valuing education. Personal chemistry. 37. 34. 42. 41. 45. 44. 40. Ability to fill out a job application. Knowledge of fractions. Critical thinking skills. 35. 32. 43. 33.

48. Ability to listen and document what you have heard. Caring about seeing the company succeed. Staying on the job until it is finished. and customers . 50. 52. Ability to make production quotas. supervisors. Commitment to continued training and learning. Ability to read and follow instructions. Communication skills with public. 57. 54. fellow employees.46. 60. Awareness of how business works. 47. Basic manufacturing skills training. 53. Willingness to work second and third shifts. 56. 58. 59. 51. 49. 55. Understanding what the world is all about. Willingness to be a good worker and go beyond the traditional eight-hour day. Not expecting to become a supervisor in the first six months. Ability to relate to coworkers in a close environment. Willingness to take instruction and responsibility.

CLASSIFICATION OF 60 SOFT SKILLS Corporate skills. ´ Employability skills ´ Life skills. ´ .

~ Leading change. ~ Information management. ~ Business and commercial awareness. ~ Networking and public relations. ~ Understanding funding streams and mechanisms. . ~ Organization and control. ~ Team building.CORPORATE SKILLS ´ These skills include: ~ Political sensitivity. ~ Strategic awareness. ~ Communication and persuasion.

.EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS These have to be mastered by employee and it includes ´ Communication ´ team working ´ leadership ´ initiative ´ problem solving ´ Flexibility ´ enthusiasm. .

´ planning and organizing. ´ . ´ making decisions and verbal communication.AN EXAMPLE leadership encompasses a number of other skills including ´ cooperating with others.

. some of which you may find easier than others -.VERBAL COMMUNICATION ´ Verbal communication itself involves various means of communication.talking over the phone. making a presentation to a group. explaining something to a person with a more limited understanding of the topic for example.

hands and health that is highly personal and behavioural skills which reflects our personality and naturally helps in personality development.LIFE SKILLS ´ These skills are related to the head. . heart.


´ .CONCLUSION we listed 60 soft skills. ´ The soft skills you gain will equip you to excel in your professional life and in your personal life. It is a continuous learning process. could boost your professional life. which if practiced at the workplace.

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