5 Soft Skills You’ll Need To Get Hired Post-Crisis


Post date: 2020-04-20 06:47:49


Getting your dream job is not only about that you rock the technical aspects and having all the hard skills of the required job. If it is all about the technical abilities then there would be a little reason for hiring authorities to conduct a job interview. Recruiters look for the most important skills one must have in a professional environment, and those are the hardest to learn. These are technically termed as “soft skill”, crucial to be fit in any work environment. 

In a recent study by the American Psychological Association, it suggests that recruiters prefer candidates who they find friendly and likable over those who are only self-promotional. Though having both the quality in a balance is probably be the best. As suggested by most of the business research, it was reported that pay special attention over the communicational and analytical skills while reviewing a candidate.

So before appearing for an interview, you must have a fair idea about how to improve your soft skills? And what are those skills, which matter the most to hiring agencies? Here are the top 5 soft skills to get hired you need to master at.


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  1. Oral and written communication

To get success both in a job or a business, verbal and written communication skills are the most important quality one must-have. According to the survey, being able to communicate well is the first criterion that employees are looking for as that helps to set the foundation for how well you interact with your supervisors and co-workers. That skill also boosts your performance. In both your interactions online and offline with a fellow teammate you need to be clear, kind and professional. Also even framing email, pay attention to how clearly and concisely it present your idea. One of the best ways to upgrade your communication skills is to practice interaction with different audiences without being shy. 

You also expected to be a good listener and good at raise questions. Communication is like a package than an individual skill:


  • It’s not just a way of speaking; it’s also a practical skill to present yourself.
  • phrase and ask the right questions is an important practical skill.
  • Not saying at every part of interaction is also a part of good communication.


Excellent communication skills can be defined as foundations of a few other key employability skills, including:


  • Team working and relationship-building,
  • Leadership and management,
  • Influencing skills,
  • Client management.


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  1. Leadership Potential:

Recruiters look for a combination of leadership and management traits in a candidate. Hiring authorities are looking for the employee to have this skill as they can help to raise the ranks of the company and inspire others to reach their potential. It’s all about assigning tasks well, meeting deadlines and leading by best example. Your leadership quality will boost your chance to gain visibility and help to grab more opportunities.

When employers talk about leadership skills, they are referring to several qualities and skills: 


  • Ambition (for yourself, for your company),
  • Comfortable with managing ambiguity,
  • Problem-solving,
  • Time management ,
  • Adaptability and flexibility,
  • Teamworking and relationship-building, 
  • Influencing skills,
  • The ability to get the best out of people and to give constructive feedback.

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  1. Problem-solving:

You need to approach your boss with solutions instead of problems that why you must be able to take an analytical and logical approach in resolving unknown unexpected issues. You must have the quality to approach a problem from different angles and come up with creative solutions. This is a skill in demand as the best problem solvers can actively anticipate the next potential problems and act to mitigate their effects.

To crack a real problem-solving situation in an interview, you can break down the problem into stages;


  • Identify the issue,
  • Define the obstacles,
  • Examine your options,
  • Act on an agreed course of action.



  1. Commercial awareness:

This skill is about knowing how an industry functions and what makes a company tick. It demonstrates that you have an idea of what the company wants to achieve and how it competes in the marketplace. Employers will expect candidates to demonstrate the following:


  • An understanding of the marketplace.
  • Be aware of how their role may affect the company’s performance


You need thorough research on the employer before you apply. Develop your general knowledge about the industries you wish to enter and build awareness of economic and political events well in advance. Candidates with a concerted effort of having commercial awareness before applying should be in a strong position.


  1. Teamwork:

You'll need to prove that you are a team player but also can manage and take on responsibility. It's all about building a positive working environment that helps everyone to achieve goals. This skill enables you to operate efficiently and smoothly within a group. Doing this draws on several abilities:


  • The ability to inspire and encourage other team members to do best.
  • The ability to compromise and ignore your ego.
  • Emotional intelligence helps to understand team members’ behavior, responses, and actions.
  • Other interpersonal skills such as influencing, negotiation, interpreting, and advising.

The best part is, you have already earned teamwork skills without even realizing it through extracurricular activities and internships and the part-time job of your early career.

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