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Soft Skills

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Jennifer Taylor

on 10 March 2015

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Transcript of Soft Skills

Soft Skills
Here are your skills!
Degrees, certificates, technical skills, and knowledge are all important.

These soft skills are the skills that businesses state that many potential employees
lack
.
Do you have what it takes?
What do I need to know?

Who is going to teach me?

What are the skills I need to succeed?
Communication
Comes in many forms:

Verbal- language, sounds, tone of voice

Aural- listening

Non-Verbal- facial, body, posture

Written- emails, text, blogs

Visual-signs, symbols, pictures
Enthusiasm and Positive Attitude
What does it look like?

Smile

Upbeat

Eagerness

Going above and beyond


Teamwork
Work cooperatively

Contribute

Communicate

Be responsible

Respect others

Participate

Networking
You
It's not what you know but who you know!
Family
Uncle Bob works in a career you are interested in.
Friends
A good friend works at a place that has an opening.
Former
Co-workers
someone you use to work with tells you they love their new job!
Job Fairs
A great place to meet with potential employers.
Social Networking
Many businesses are now checking your social networks to learn more about you
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Professionalism
Take everything we just learned and put in a good looking package.

Dress to impress

Stand out from the crowd

High standards
vs.
Bob
called
Resume
Company xyz
Big or small- they need to be solved

Use your facts, data, and knowledge

Think on your feet

You do not always have the have the answer right away
Attitude can
account for more
than 40% of your rating
during a job interview
Past, present and future relationships

Approximately
80%
of jobs are
NOT
advertised

Yes
- this means you have to talk to people!

The 3 P's- Prepare Practice
Pull yourself together
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