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Many people ask me, Which soft skills do employers value the most?’ Whilst it does depend on the particular company or industry you are working in, there are a number of transferable skills that will undoubtedly help you across all sectors. …

Soft Skills, often referred to as people skills, are vital tools in our daily lives in both a personal and professional capacity. How you communicate, listen, interact, give feedback, work as a team member, contribute in meetings and resolve conflict are all examples of these crucial skills.

Leaders at all levels rely on people skills too. They need to set examples, build teams, facilitate meetings, encourage innovation, solve problems, make decisions, plan, delegate, observe and motivate.

Possessing certain soft skills is the key to your success in managing and overcoming challenging situations in the work environment.

Most job descriptions will contain the core soft skills needed to perform the essential functions of the position. Whilst each role will have some specific soft skills, there is a general skillset of professional behaviours that are central to performing any job, no matter what the industry.

Here is a list of the most sought-after soft skills by employers.

20 Key Soft Skills:

Which soft skills do you already possess and which ones do you need to develop?

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