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Essential soft-skills you wish to learn in 2021

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Essential soft-skills you wish to learn in 2021

What are Soft-Skills and why are they so important?

Whenever we hear the word “Soft-Skills”, things that flash our minds are communication skills, interpersonal skills, time management, listening skills, and many more, which represent our physical and verbal reactions to situations. We can also generalize these skills to be essential for meaningful and effective interactions between employees in an organization.

Recruiters want their candidates to be equipped with good soft skills to have harmony maintained at the workplace. We need to agree, no one would like to see a non-empathetic person around their working atmosphere, as that’s a bit disturbing and not comforting. When hiring freshers, Recruiters concentrate on an individual’s soft skills as much as they do on the technical skills.

From the day the new normal was brought into the picture, there has been a huge drop in physical meetings between people at their workplaces, resulting in an increased importance of soft skills in everyone’s skillset.

In addition to all the general soft skills we know about, these skills make you stand apart in the eyes of a recruiter.

Here are some of the most important soft skills you would want to learn in 2021:

1. Creativity:

Every problem has a solution, and this time, we need to train ourselves to get out with creative solutions for every problem. The more creative your answer is, the more chances you will be recognized.

2. Persuasion:

Does Persuasion sound negative? Maybe that’s only one way to see it. Let’s think of it from a different perspective. When you are good at persuasion, you have the right point to explain, the right details to work on, and you are able to explain why you are right.

Having Persuasive skills helps you to be:

-Focused on the process.

-Understand the details.

-Honest with what you notice.

-Develop confidence and credibility.

3. Collaboration:

Collaboration explains our readiness to work with different people together and accepting each other’s ideas at work. Always train yourself to be ready enough to work in a team or a collaborative environment, which helps you understand your team's strengths and leverage them for better outcomes.

4. Adaptability:

Being ready to blend with changes as per the business requirements is termed your adaptability. Pandemic has shown us how important adaptability is, where we transformed into the online mode of working and still continue to be as productive as we were. Being adaptable in your career means that you are ready to adapt to the changes in the environment, ideas, responsibilities, expectations, and trends. Come what may, you wouldn’t want to lose your passion for your work. So, we stand AGILE.

5. Emotional Intelligence:

Being Emotionally Intelligent, or having a good EQ explains how good you are at understanding the situations and your empathy towards situations. This makes you become a better person who can manage their own emotions in positive ways to:

  1. Relieve your stress
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Empathize with others
  4. Overcome challenges and conflicts.

All that the world is looking for these days, is for a human connection irrespective of the workload. We agree we cannot stay in a perfect mood for months together. There will be days where you are not able to keep calm. If we can handle these emotional moments at times like these, there cannot be a better place to work at.

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Swaroop is currently working with ServiceNow as an HR-Generalist. He handled the Edyst Jobs portal and wrote creative content on best interview practices and hiring alert blogs for the jobs posted.