Soft Skills in the Academic and Workplace Matter!
Soft skills relate to how you work, whether in the classroom or in a job/career. Soft skills include interpersonal (people) skills, communication skills, listening skills, time management, and empathy, among others. They are among the top skills employers seek in the candidates they hire, because soft skills are important for just about every job.
Hiring managers typically look for job candidates with soft skills because they are more successful in the workplace, build better team relationships, and are more sustainable over time. Someone can be excellent with technical, job-specific skills, but if they can't manage their time or work within a team, they may not be successful in the workplace. The resources below can help you identify and develop soft skills.