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Just how far can my soft skills get me?

When I first started learning about the idea of soft skills being a critical component of whether or not you are hired, I’ll admit that I was quite skeptical. It’s strange to wrap your head around the fact that a job seeker that has better soft skills but less impressive technical skills when compared to

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5 Soft Skills HR Managers Look for in a Video Resume

As video resumes gain popularity, a new trend is emerging among recruiters these days – gauging communication skills in candidates for initial shortlisting. These one minute videos can accurately reveal a lot about a candidate, especially their soft skills and personality, which aren’t always reflected in a written resume. When it comes to hiring, these

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The Key Soft Skill that Employers Detect from Miles Away

I recently received some strange, blunt, yet very helpful career advice. I was in the process of redesigning a company’s logo and sent an e-mail to my boss with five different drafts. Instead of commenting on the drafts, my boss commented on my work style: “Are you confident in your work?” He explained that by

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What it takes to Get Hired

Technical skills and experience are no longer the end-all-be-all in landing a job. Today’s job market requires a look into inter-personal skills and personal qualities, or soft skills, to express a candidate’s merit. Yes, experience and technical skills are still great, and necessary for some positions, but hiring managers are now looking past that to

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Learn the Top Soft Skill of Successful Job Seekers

If you have this soft skill, you have a certain charm or magnetism that can arouse enthusiasm and passion in others. People in your presence are automatically captivated by your energy. Because of this, you have the ability to be a great leader and a very successful professional. The soft skill I’m describing is charisma.

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