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Yash Joshi
Human Resource (HR) and Corporate Admin Expert

 Hard Skills comprise your Technical and Academic qualifications PLUS whatever work/apprenticeship experience you have gained as on date.

From this definition we can easily understand that we can pick up and develop our Hard Skills from Universities, Colleges and Workplace.

On the other hand, Soft Skills refer to those skills which make up your total Personality. To be more exact, Soft Skills comprise all the Positive Qualities of one’s Personality. There is no place for any of those Negative Qualities that one might possess.

From the above definition of Soft Skills, it becomes obvious that most of the Soft Skills, like Effective Communication Skills, Useful Interpersonal Skills, Objective Analytical Skills, Innovation & Creativity, Positive Thinking and the likes are learnt more from Practical Life Experiences, and/or from Experienced Trainers or Training Institutions. ( There are more than 50 easily identifiable Soft Skills !)

It is no exaggeration to say that,
Soft Skills are the Crowning Caps on Hard Skills, 
without which the Hard Skills cannot truly shine.

Jahnvi Singh Parihar
Communication Skills, Educational Technology & Operations Expert

Skills such as active listening, collaboration, presenting ideas and communicating with colleagues are all highly valued in the modern workplace. Strong soft skills ensure a productive, collaborative and healthy work environment, all crucial attributes for organisations in an increasingly competitive world. 

Some important soft skills for your career are as follows:-

Soft skills for your career

  • Communication. Why you need it: Both written and verbal communication skills are of utmost importance in the workplace because they set the tone for how people perceive you.
  • Teamwork.
  • Adaptability.
  • Problem solving.
  • Critical observation.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Leadership.

 Soft skills are personal attributes that influence how well you can work or interact with others. These skills make it easier to form relationships with people, create trust and dependability, and lead teams. They are a vital part of your personality & are helpful in almost every field.

Manonita Rathore
Gig economy and behaviour &soft skills Expert

Soft skills like Communication skills helps in expressing clearly to others in any context. It can be an employee speaking with his boss or Professor delivering a lecture to students or a baby asking for food to her mother. In fact, person without soft skills is like warrior without his weapon. Soft skills make a difference to a person altogether and that is the reason even most companies make it the top most criteria in their selection no matter how good a candidate is in his hard skills. If you are intended to improve your soft skills then I would suggest you to attend any conferences near you, because these conferences will help you build these skills practically.

debakshi gupta
CRM and English Skills expert

Soft skills are an essential part of finding, attracting, and retaining clients. Highly-developed presentation skills, networking abilities, and etiquette awareness can help you win new clients and gain more work from existing clients. Honing your abilities to resolve conflicts, solve problems, and provide excellent customer service can lead to stronger relationships with colleagues, vendors, and other professional contacts. Ultimately, strong soft skills can help you gain confidence—an invaluable trait in the business world.

On the other hand, a lack of soft skills can limit your potential, or even be the downfall of your business. By developing strong leadership, teamwork, and communication abilities, you can run projects more smoothly, deliver results that please everyone, and even positively influence your personal life by improving how you interact with others.

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