Soft skills are typically those personal qualities and characteristics that describe someone’s personality. Those within the door, frame and hardware industry can relate to working with someone who is a great communicator, or serves customers well, or fosters staff teamwork.
These are soft skills that might not appear on paper but these interpersonal skills may drastically impact the culture and the success of an organization.
Soft skills can mean a plethora of things such as: collaboration, empathy, listening, communication and ability to use technology and project management software.. Leaders want employees who bring something else to the table. Not just industry experience or product knowledge but a set of soft skills and personality that supports their colleagues and customers as well.
Indeed, the online careers website, crafted a list of soft skills that employers find valuable
Most employers aim to hire staff members that will stay long term. A business wants to invest in people interested in growing their careers. Indeed states that attitude is a huge indicator of how long someone will continue to work.
Every single organization or company has staff members who are communicating and interacting with others. If a candidate or even existing employee does not cohesively fit into the environment that is established, then they may not be the right person for the job.
In life and in work, it is necessary to seek growth. Business owners are not planning to stay the same and never change a thing. Employers do not want staff members who are not eager and willing to grow with the company. It takes a village sometimes, if you are not demonstrating the ability to grow individually then it might be something to consider.
Lisa Oxman, Co-Owner, Software For Hardware, Atlanta, GA. You can reach Lisa at Lisa@softwareforhardware.com