Soft Skills Matter

Jun 27, 2019 | Australian College

In order to succeed in your chosen field, you need to focus on soft skills development as much as you do on building and improving your hard skills. These types of skills are often neglected because they are deemed unimportant, but they are actually as significant as your technical abilities and expertise.


Here is a list of intrinsic soft skills you need to have in the world of careers…


  • Accepts criticism
  • Ability to improvise and innovate
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Assertiveness
  • Communication skills
  • Consistency
  • Creativity
  • Customer Service
  • Dependability
  • Decision-making skills
  • Empathy
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Friendly personality
  • Independent
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Listening
  • Negotiation
  • Organisation
  • Planning
  • Positive attitude
  • Phone etiquette
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Project management
  • Public speaking
  • Resilience
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-motivated
  • Social Skills
  • Research
  • Resourcefulness
  • Teamwork
  • Time management skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Writing skills

“Developing the right attitudes and attributes in people ““ such as resilience, respect, enthusiasm and creativity ““ is just as important as academic or technical skills. In an ever more competitive jobs market it is such qualities that will give our young talent a head start and also allow existing employees to progress to higher skilled, better paid roles.”

Neil Carberry



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