‘Soft Skills’ are arguably just as important as the details on your CV. Who would someone want to employ more, a miserable University Graduate that shows no enthusiasm for the job they have applied for, or a cheery A Level student that shows a good positive attitude? I know who I would employ! Here are some important Soft Skills that you could benefit from having, making you more likely to get employed!
Punctuality is key. It shows employers that you are enthusiastic about the job, and keen to make sure you get in on time to get lots of work done. This skill is also an expectancy and a requirement, just make sure you are punctual! Plus, turning up extra early and leaving extra late shows that you are eager to impress!
You will be working in a team a whole lot, so if you have the ability to work within a team then you should be in good stead from the get go. This soft skill will often be practised in your school days and hopefully perfected (From the group activities you do), it’s definitely a great skill to have.
Having pride in your work shows confidence and enthusiasm for the work you are doing. This soft skill can also ensure that your productivity increases and also your positive attitude and motivation, which is always great.
Being adaptable allows your employer to tailor you to their needs. For example, they can adapt you to different roles and ways of doing things. Therefore, if you have the skill of being adaptable, you can do your job the way that your manager wants you to do it, which makes everybody happy. It also shows that you are not resistant to change and can do a variety of different tasks.
This essentially means that you look at different ways to do things and think outside of the box. Which is good because you can discover new ways of doing things which may be quicker, more efficient and more beneficial to the business that you are working for.
If you come across as negative while you are working or even in an interview, an employer won’t want you in their office because it can have a negative effect on the people around you and demotivate them. A positive attitude does the opposite, and more people would want to be around you as a result of it. This can attitude can be applied to more than just your job, but your overall life.
Having good communication skills is good because it allows you to get ideas and suggestions across in the workplace, which is what a lot of employers are keen on getting. If you can offer good ideas, it can benefit all that hear them!