The competition for jobs are fierce in the current job market. With university degrees being regarded at the same level as a high school diploma did back in the day, soft skills are more important than ever for you to stand out from the crowd. Luckily these skills are teachable!
Here are some key interpersonal skills that you should aim to develop: 1. Decision Making Having the ability to confidently make unbiased decisions is a skill that employers value. A solid decision comes from gathering facts, seeking advice, weighing up the pros and cons and by being able to consider the bigger picture. 2. Self Awareness Having a clear perception of your own character, feelings, motives and desires. Being self-aware in the workplace allows us to use our strengths, improve our weaknesses and capitalise our success. 3. Self-Management Being able to keep your emotional and physical reactions in check and to behave properly in situations that could potentially end up harmful. Also relates to being able to work independently if needed.