You want to be hired? Learn what hiring managers most value in soft skills.Talk about importance of those skills and their influence on the career.
The most optimistic jobseekers out there may
think that looking the part and talking the talk will get them all the way, but
there are certain things that hiring managers are looking out for which they
may well have forgotten to mention. On the other hand, the most pessimistic
jobseeker may think that they have nothing more to give, but their most
valuable traits could sadly be going unnoticed.
soft skills are so important
Today, having the necessary hard skills is
only the starting point; as you’ll rarely be the only one capable of doing the
job. So it’s worth considering what makes you
the best candidate. Why will you be
successful, when others similarly qualified may fail? We’re talking about the
most useful soft skills that can give you the edge over other candidates in
The truth is, these soft skills are not easily
taught, so if you possess them from the offset you’re going to be seen as a
good catch. A business may be looking for someone to develop and grow
internally, so certain skills will be required if this is the case. It could be
that a business has suffered from the negative traits of previous employees, so
are looking for candidates who can demonstrate an exemplary work ethic. And
often, recruiters recognise that some personalities generally perform better than
others in certain roles. So don’t be afraid to mention in an interview what may
at first seem obvious or unnecessary. It could be just what the business
Of course, the list of desired credentials
are endless and unique to each company, role and manager. But there are a
number of soft skills that the majority of hiring managers consider to be most
beneficial in today’s workplace. And Kelly’s Hiring Process Report 2015 reveals exactly which soft skills today’s
candidates are most likely to require.
top 5 soft skills for 2015
So if you’re looking for new ways to impress at
your next interview, why not consider the most sought-after soft skills and
demonstrate how you’ve got what it takes to succeed. In addition, don’t forget
to reference them in your CV to ensure you’re doing everything you can to stand
out from the crowd – right from the start.
To find out more about what hiring managers
are looking for in 2015 you can take a look at the full Hiring Process Report 2015 right here.
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