A study by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation, and Stanford Research Center concluded 85% of job success could be attributed to strong soft and people skills, while 15% comes from hard skills.
With the recent layoffs at tech companies, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce, Twitter, and Meta, job seekers should assume that with layoffs comes competition in the employment market. How do they stand out?
Instead of looking for another job at a tech company, candidates should look beyond the tech industry, where they may find higher pay and work-life balance. Candidates must also proactively sell themselves in their job search and leverage their transferable soft skills.
According to Forbes Magazine, “Soft skills such as communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and worth ethic are highly transferable between industries and can often be the difference between you receiving job interviews and offers or not.”
The biggest problem is knowing what skills to work on, address or highlight. We often aren’t good judges of our own people skills. We are biased toward seeing ourselves as over-performing, great listeners, good communicators, and team players.
In this webinar, we’ll talk about how to:
Interview your colleagues for truthful feedback.
Match job descriptions to find & prioritize your skills.
Emphasize your soft skills in your cv and interviews.
Level up your people skills.
23 February 2023
4:00 PM Pacific (US/Canada)
24 February 2023
1:00 PM (New Zealand)
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