Soft skills plus a “good personality” equals SUCCESS! Do you think you are qualified for a job, do you fit into a team or do you deserve to be promoted because you have experience and advanced technical skills? Think it over. 20 qualities indispensable for success.
“Soft skills” come in the form of effective, precise and persuasive communication skills, and if you associate them with “having a good personality”, you have opened the Pandora’s box!
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Social skills come from interacting with other people, from a verbal and non-verbal perspective. When we think of these, we think of personality and empathy.
These skills help you when you enter a new team, to integrate and advance faster.
Wise managers know they need employees with interpersonal skills!
If he were to choose between a smart candidate and one who wants to advance, the one who has such skills and less technical skills will get the job.
Knowing people is difficult, but it is a basic thing for effective and long-term leadership.
20 succeed “soft skills” in your career:
- Ability to interact with others
It is crucial in business. Sometimes this simply means that you agree with the other and that you understand him.
- Communication skills
This includes the others, being the most valuable quality. It is important to have the gift of the written and spoken word, because in any field you will have to communicate.
- Patience with others
If you have patience with those around you and you know how to manage stress, surely someone up there (we mean management, of course) will notice you and appreciate you!
- Trust in others
You will not work alone. A project is done in a team, and trust in those around you is basic.
- Know when and how to show empathy
The ability to put yourself in the other person’s shoes is another “soft skill” you need in your professional life. It offers support, feedback and sympathy, because this brings you positive emotions.
- Active listening
Hearing and listening are two different things. “Active listening” means listening without interruption and thinking before responding
- Interest in others
Ask smart questions and consider the answer of the person you are interacting with.
You need to know how to respond according to how the situation demands!
Wisdom helps you choose the right friends and associates, determines the answers and reactions to various situations and challenges you to make the right decisions.
There comes a time in your career when you have to sell an idea, a product or a service. You have to know how to build arguments to convince.
In any job, there will be a negotiation at some point, whether it is a salary or a new idea that can be put into practice.
- Open mind
In a team, with the “open-minded” person you can talk and work much easier.
Who doesn’t like to laugh? Laughter is beneficial when the atmosphere is tense. A person who overcomes obstacles with positivity will succeed in the workplace.
- Knowing the audience
Knowing when, how and what to say is crucial. For example, when you meet someone who has just lost their job, it is not advisable to talk about your promotion.
Honesty is the foundation of any relationship, and if you’ve lost it, you can’t take it back.
- Body language awareness
When you communicate, you use not only your words, but also your gestures, your voice, your facial expressions. They can be worth more than words (or they can convey more than you want).
When you have a problem to solve, if you are proactive, you will take the pressure off your colleagues and superiors.
If you can motivate a team and help its members get where they want to be, you will be successful even if you are not part of the management.
- Good manners
To use “thank you” and “please”, respectively to have manners, does not cost much.
- Motivation of others
People want others to trust them, encourage them, and point them in the right direction. You need to motivate those you work with, pass them on to you from your energy and enthusiasm.