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Manonita Rathore
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Manonita Rathore
Gig economy and behaviour &soft skills Expert

Hard skills are teachable abilities or skill sets that are easily measurable. We define hard skills as the technical   abilities that fit the job. Normally, you can acquire hard skills in the classroom, in an online course, through books and other materials, or on the job.

Hard skills are technical knowledge or training that you have gained through any life experience, including in your career or education. For example:

• If you’ve worked in food service or retail, you may know how to use a point-of-sale system.

• If you've taken an accounting class, you may know how to use Microsoft Excel.

• If you’ve studied a foreign language, you may be able to speak it fluently.

• If you’re in retail, that means closing cash drawers or restocking shelves. In tech? Your list of hard skills for resumes might have Java coding or network configuration.


Hard skills examples for accountants are asset management and account analysis. Hard professional skills for nurses are patient education and phlebotomy.


A prime example of hard skills for desk jockeys are computer skills. Gathering Software Requirements.

Examples :-  

• Forklift Operation

• Marketing skills

• Phlebotomy

• Financial Modeling

• Shelf Stocking.



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