Batman and Joker, Tom and Jerry, Joey and Chandler, all good things come in a pack of two and would be considerably less amazing without the other. Similarly, hard and soft skills are peanut butter and jam of the corporate world, a good balance between them can open the gate of great opportunities.
You must be doing everything right – right courses, proper practice, always updated with the market but still you end up being a misfit.
Before you decide to give up on yourself, give this article a read.
Are you technically sound yet not employed?
Ever wondered why few certified courses cannot help you knock down some amazing job opportunities? The answer to this and many other questions that haunt you while seeking a career in a corporate world is the soft skill.
This sounds similar to your problem…
Oil and gas industry is the world’s top job benefactor, but today it is fighting hard to be amongst one of the best industries in terms of skilled workforce. If a technically skilled engineer of this industry cannot convince his higher authorities about the effectiveness of his plans if he cannot make the authorities believe that the route for pipelines he suggested is better than any other, then isn’t he a liability on the company? Think.
Supposedly you are a project manager in some IT company but cannot meet the deadlines, you fail while collaborating with your team members and the worst of all, you have a problem communicating your ideas with others. Then are you a right choice for this designation?
So, what’s the catch?
Observe, practice and believe that you can. This will help you learn these skills better.
There are few very important soft skills (Read about soft skills in detail in our previous blog) that an interviewer wants every potential job seeker to master. Let’s get to know few of them:
iCIMS reports that 62% of recruiters need people who are problem solvers. If one is able to identify problems and is smart enough to come up with appropriate solutions, this trait makes him desirable in the industry.
How can I get better? – Awareness of the surroundings is how one can become better at being a problem solver. Furthermore, you need to be on your toes when it comes to finding solutions.
Not everyone is a team player but not all tasks can be achieved individually. This skill is important because organizations require a workforce that can work as a team and help to build a better work culture and work environment.
How can I get better? – While working in a team you should have a prior knowledge about your role, your strengths, and weakness. Teamwork, being an intellectual effort, requires good communication and collaboration.
One of the very important qualities which can be developed over time is leadership. This is an inbuilt trait of any individual and can be enhanced with better knowledge and proper application of the same. A person who can lead from the front and can take all the responsibilities can be an important asset for any industry.
How can I get better? – Following your passion can make you a better leader. When you are good at something then it gives you the confidence to lead your team and improve the productivity of your organization. Try to know your strengths and weaknesses and work on them.
Soft skill isn’t a problem but hard skill is!