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The Importance of Soft Skills for Young People

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Martin Sierra Mercado
Professor, Mexico

The Importance of Soft Skills for Young People

Most young people aspiring to a job or already having one, do not realize the importance of developing soft skills until they face the harsh reality. There is a great distance between what companies want in a candidate or employee and what they can offer.

Nowadays, the vast majority of companies find the competencies that a candidate or employee can offer more important than what school he comes from. Companies are finding it easier to develop someone in the knowledge needed for the organization than to teach them to make decisions or to solve conflicts. Companies are being subjected to a business environment with increasingly vertiginous changes and that forces them to react or adopt to these changes to align with the environment, mainly to what their customers or consumers expect.

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Digital transformation, business intelligence, among other things, are great challenges faced by both organizations and those who work in them or aspire to work in them. It is therefore important to understand that today it's not about showing where you studied, but rather of demonstrating how capable you are of providing value and becoming an agent of change that contributes to the achievement of the strategic objectives of the companies.
Hopefully in the short time that gap will begin to close. This can then translate into better opportunities for those young people eager to enter the battlefield.
 

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Wilma van Velde
Coach, Netherlands
 

Soft Skills are Important at 3 Levels

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Skills for Students

Good topic, but realistically, I think that the chances of finding a job for students and others hav... Sign up

 
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Martin Sierra Mercado
Professor, Mexico
 

Importance of Skills for Candidates for a Job and New Hires

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M Y Zainudeen
Management Consultant, Sri Lanka
 

The Importance of Soft Skills

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Molokanova
Professor, Ukraine
 

Soft Competencies or Skills

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Ann Wallace
Business School Marketer, Barbados
 

The Importance of Soft Skills for Young People

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to be a man of value - Albert Einstein. This is ... Sign up

 
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Ogunleye Oluwaseun
Student (University), Nigeria
 

Developing Soft Skills is a Must

Soft skills are the way forward with the way the economy is going these days. It is no longer about ... Sign up

 
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Molokanova
Professor, Ukraine
 

Intangible Skills

@Ann Wallace: I completely agree with Ann Wallace that the name "soft" competencies is misleading. B... Sign up

 
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Cecilio Figueras
Professor
 

Importance of Hard and Soft Skills

Soft skills and hard skills are both necessary in all organizations. In all levels of each one. They... Sign up

 
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Martin Sierra Mercado
Professor, Mexico
 

Importance of Soft Skills for New Hires

It has been a great topic and with several opinions. I agree with @Ann Wallace who said that soft so... Sign up

 
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Ann Wallace
Business School Marketer, Barbados
 

The Importance of Soft Skills for Young People

Ms. @Molokanova is quite right. The terminology is ingrained not just in the literature, but in the ... Sign up

 
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Melchiorre Calabrese
Business Consultant, Italy
 

The Importance of Technical and Soft Skills for Young People

This debate on "soft skills" did not define yet what we mean with it. So before we continue the disc... Sign up

 
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Molokanova
Professor, Ukraine
 

Prerequisite for Teaching Soft Skills

Soft skills are very important for any person and not only at work. I believe that it is very diffic... Sign up

 
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JAKOBO DANIEL
HR Consultant, Zimbabwe
 

Importance of Soft Skills for New Recruits

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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Words and Realities - Soft Skills in the Future

The terminology of today will not be the terminology of tomorrow. Agreed, terms like 'soft' and 'har... Sign up

 
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Martin Sierra Mercado
Professor, Mexico
 

Current Conditions Require People Acting Instead of Waiting

@Maurice Hogarth: Thank you Maurice and all. This topic is amazing and can you imagine in the curre... Sign up

 
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Frederic A Parker
Consultant, United States
 

Soft Skills are More Important Than Hard Skills

This is a great topic. Some years ago, perhaps as far back as the 1970s, I read two separate studies... Sign up

 
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Martin Sierra Mercado
Professor, Mexico
 

Soft Skills are More Important Than Hard Skills

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Molokanova
Professor, Ukraine
 

Soft and Hard Skills in the Future

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Cecilio Figueras
Professor
 

Required Soft Skills After Quarantine

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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

A Brave New Soft Skills World

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Skill-based Hiring, Promotion and Talent Development

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Abdullah A Al-saket
Strategy Consultant, Saudi Arabia
 

Innate Qualities are Crucial

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topic Intelligence of the Heart
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topic Goleman's 3 Questions to Increase your Emotional Intelligence
topic The Benefits of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
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topic How to Moderate the Effect of Negative Moods on Your (Team's) Performance
topic Emotional Intelligence and Age
topic The Effects of Emotional Intelligence on Leadership
topic Soft Skills and Emotional Intelligence
topic The Role of Management in Developing EI and Soft Skills
topic Cross-cultural Validity of Emotional Intelligence
topic Ethical Emotional Intelligence?
topic 3 Approaches Towards Emotional Intelligence
topic Emotional Intelligence versus IQ
topic Emotions versus Reason
topic EQ / EI Questionaire
topic Emotional Intelligence is NOT Opposite of Intelligence
topic How you Should Manage Yourself (Drucker)
topic The 4 Domains and 12 Competencies of Emotional Intelligence
topic Where does Wisdom come from?
🔥 Emotional Behaviors of Leaders
topic Best Compliment: 'You must have a high EQ'.
topic Cleaning our Emotions
topic Emotional Intelligence - Better Predictor of Success then IQ
topic Emotional Intelligence = Maturity?
topic Emotional Intelligence of Groups and Companies
topic How to Manage and Help a Grieving Employee?
topic Some Level of EQ and IQ Either Way is Needed
topic Are these Responses Proof of Emotional Intelligence?
topic EI and Sensitivity for Subconscious Mind
topic Mayer's Ability Model of Emotional Intelligence. Comparison Goleman
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