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Hire for Soft Skills

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:

  • Attitude
  • Passion
  • 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.


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Author: sakinshrestha

Hello. My name is Sakin Shrestha, and I am a technology entrepreneur from Nepal. I am passionate about helping this sector grow, for many reasons. The technology sector creates jobs for many young Nepalis who would otherwise migrate to foreign countries. It lets Nepali professionals develop skills for a fast-changing global workplace, and compete at a high level with anyone, anywhere in the world. If it grows, it will provide a viable career option for many young Nepalis, and help us reap the benefits of a global economy.

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  2. The list above contains the best points but one more point I want to add is: the person whome we hire should have the convencing power and has to be very polite.

  3. Attractive section of content. I agree that hiring a person with soft skills could be a great idea instead of technical skill. Your article also inspires the readers who has that great desire to lead a better and happier life. There are some incredibly great ideas here. Can’t wait to put some of these into action. Its incredibly going to bring good vibrations where the vibrations need to be.

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