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Soft Skills - What Are They?

Soft skills are qualities that don’t depend on acquired knowledge. They include common sense, the ability to deal with people, and a positive flexible attitude.

They’re a measure of your emotional intelligence versus what you learned in school, or put another way, the EQ to the IQ, (or the Emotional Intelligence to the Intelligent Quotient.)

Getting past the basics of appearance, timeliness, courtesy, and communication during an interview can be a challenge. Any time you’re given the opportunity to tell a story while being questioned gives you an opportunity to show your level of soft skills.

Sometimes, what you lack in expertise, you can make up for with quick thinking, creative problem solving, and bold moves.

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