Soft Skills To Look For During The Hiring Process

Posted by Brian Rudolph on 3/11/19 9:09 AM

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As employers seek to improve the culture fit and success of their new hires, we are seeing a shift away from an emphasis on hard skills in favor of a closer focus on soft skills.

Hard skills are the technical, specific abilities which can be taught. Soft skills, on the other hand, are generally more subjective and elusive, referring to personal and interpersonal qualities and characteristics. The advantage with soft skills is that they give employers a deeper insight into their potential hire.

Below you will find some of the most important soft skills to consider when recruiting for your next vacancy:

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Posted by Tony Fornetti on 9/6/16 4:48 PM

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You’ve sifted through stacks of resumes.  You’ve found that elusive, perfect specimen of a candidate.  Even better, they’re just as interested in the job as you – and the hiring manager – are in them.  Best of all, they ace their interviews, leaving their competition in the dust.  Your client is happy.  You’re happy.  And you pull together a great offer. It’s all systems go.

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Posted by Kurt Rakos on 8/20/15 1:41 PM

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Posted by Brian Rudolph on 6/19/15 12:17 PM

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Posted by Brian Rudolph on 10/9/14 11:43 AM

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