Great people have great soft skills and technical skills. But in the tight market its very difficult to get the great people with both the skill sets. In this type of market, we should give more preference to the soft skills and teach the technical skills. As the person with good technical skills who lacks soft sills will mostly give problems if they don’t have what it take to to manage the work and working environment.Thats why i think its always better to Hire for soft skills and teach the technical skills. Some of the soft skills needed are as follows:
- Attention to details
- Good communication (Written and Verbal)
- Fast learner and willingness to learn new things
- Ability to play nice with others
Do you agree that soft skills are the best predictor of success?
What would you add to this soft skills list?
Note: Hire for Intangibles; You Can Teach Technical Skills. It’s a person’s attitude, passion, and ability to work with other people that counts for hiring.