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Soft Skills are Essential to Job Security and Success

Soft Skills are Essential to Job Security and Success

Author: Laurie Knafo/Tuesday, April 09, 2019/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Financial, For Job Seekers, SNI Certes, For Job Seekers, SNI Technology, Accounting Now, Staffing Now

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When it comes to job security, soft skills are key. Technical skills matter but soft skills matter too…a great deal. If one has technical skills but no soft skills, this can hinder job success. Soft skills such as comprehensive listening and holding eloquent conversations are important when it comes to personal growth at work. Building trust is vital when it means a positive work relationship. Soft skills allow one to manage their emotions and communicate effectively. Managing emotions matters when it comes to work relationships between managers and workers and between colleagues in general. One must manage their emotions in order to show soft skills such as effective listening, understanding, shared vision and more. The ability to influence one’s peers comes from the soft skills of communication and getting the message across. Empathy is essential when it comes to positive work relationships, and being able to show and express empathy is a key soft skill in order to show understanding for one’s managers and peers alike. Soft skills allow workers to build trust in themselves and their colleagues and trust allows for positive working relationships. This leads to a strong organization. This leads to effective problem-solving and reaching personal goals and the goals of the organization in which one works.

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Laurie Knafo
Laurie Knafo

Laurie Knafo

Laurie Knafo is Regional Vice President for SNI. Her 30+ years in the recruiting business enable her to bring insightful counsel to companies and candidates looking to make the most out of their staffing relationships.

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