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  • Why Soft Skills are Important for Your Career

    We are living in the tech world and it is obvious that everybody should have basic technical skills. Unfortunately, technical skills solely are not enough, if you want to move up the corporate ladder. You should also have great soft skills. Think of a manager who cannot explain what he wants from his team or doesn’t listen to his employees. Obviously, this manager cannot lead his team effectively plus he won’t be a good role model for others. Therefore, in addition to technical skills, one should have soft skills as well. Below you can find the 3 most popular soft skills that everybody should possess.

    Communication Skills: We need to communicate with other people to do business because we need to pass along information to them and more importantly, we need to transfer this information correctly. Therefore, having good reading, writing and listening skills is very important in today’s corporate world. Good listeners understand the necessary information correctly and ask questions if they need to clarify a point. Good writers pass out the information to others properly and good readers do not miss any important points while reading the information.

    Problem Solving Skills: This is one of the most sought after skills. Every day we come across with many problems because this is the nature of doing business. People who don’t give up when a new problem arises and can come up with possible solutions to solve that problem are the ones that will become successful and be one of the future leaders of tomorrow.

    Time Management Skills: We juggle with many different tasks each day and unfortunately, these don’t come one by one. Sometimes we need to prioritize what we are working on and schedule our tasks accordingly. That is when having good time management skills really makes the difference. Also, having good time management skills allows us to complete more in less time so we can have more free time to work on other tasks.

     Adaptability Skills: Adaptability gives us flexibility because people who can adapt to any situation easily are usually flexible. Thus, they don’t afraid of change and instead, they embrace change. This is a very required skill in today’s world because everything around us is changing very fast. Also, people who have high adaptability skills have usually positive mindsets and don’t get upset with anything very easily because they are confident at achieving anything that is thrown at them.

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    Ceren Cubukcu is a top 5 bestselling author of Make Your American Dream A Reality: How to Find a Job as an International Student in the United States. She recently founded her consulting business to help more international students find jobs in the US in addition to her self-service digital event ticketing platform, Etkinlik Fabrikam (My Event Factory), to offer her webinars. You can follow her via Facebook or contact her via www.cerencubukcu.com/contact .

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