Guest AuthorShital Kakkar Mehra

Technical Knowledge and Soft Skills go Hand in Hand to Land a Job

By | Shital Kakkar Mehra | Executive Presence Coach for CEOs I Business Communication Expert I Best-selling Author I Co-Founder Katalyst, NGO

Preparing for an interview can never be an easy chore. It doesn’t matter how qualified or experienced you may be, confronting an interview flawlessly might look like a difficult task. There are the host of things which may go wrong and numerous aspects to cover. Every day in the search for employees, the employer goes through thousands of resumes filled with the extraordinary educational qualifications and skills but believe me when I tell you that these are not enough to impress them. That could land you in the interview line but when the employer interviews you; he/she will focus on the skills that cannot be spelled out with the ink and paper. It is well known that knowledge of technical skills is important but, Soft skills reflect the personality of the person and an employer is likely to be impressed with the candidates that possess a strong personality. The attitude, ability to the teamwork, professionalism, and critical thinking are the quality that proves the efficiency of the extraordinary employee.

The well-known personality Hogsett once said, “Soft skills are set of skills which could range from manners and attire to working as a team with others”. If you think all you need to learn is the technical skills then, you should definitely rethink this. It is true that different profession needs different technical skills but, they all have one thing in common and that is Soft Skills.

In the time, where competition is touching the sky, it is important to stand out from all others. Talent is overflowing nowadays but, to meet the eye of the employer you must engrave something others don’t have and that is where Soft Skills can help you.

Soft Skills are not everybody’s game:

It is not difficult to find the technical experts in every field but, employers face a challenge while searching for the person enrich in soft skills. Most of the employers are focusing on both technical and soft skill aspects equally and there are hardly 25% of the people who meet their requirement.

Do not just focus on Soft skills:

It is not that technical Skills are not important. Believe me, they are as important as the soft skills. Employers look for well-balanced personality having both the qualities. Finding a perfect balance between the two skill sets is the only thing that is challenging for all the candidates and those who find it are more likely to find their dream job.

Republished with permission and originally published at Shital Kakkar Mehra’s LinkedIn

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