Gone are the days when a Bachelor or Masters degree would act as a passport to a dream job for a young man or woman. Nowadays, employers want more from employees, particularly those that qualify as graduates. What they want are individuals who possess a good amount of ‘soft skills’.
What are these soft skills? They are aspects of your personality that are coming to the forefront as professional assets – problem solving, teamwork and adaptability to change. The truth is, we have transitioned to a society where it is important to have knowledge but also critical to have the skills to deal with people, find solutions to problems and be adaptable in a world that is shrinking rapidly to meld more multi cultures at the work place. There’s a saying that “hard skills will enable you to perform well in academia and in interviews, but its soft skills that get you the job.” Soft skills refer to a cluster of personal qualities, habits, attitudes that have the potential to make someone a good student and compatible with the requirements of academia. Put simply, they are the ways in which you talk, you move around, listen and present yourself. They are learned behaviors, which develop as a result of one’s willingness and commitment to understanding the emotions of oneself and others. Emotional Intelligence is another term used in reference to soft skills. Students who possess such skills are more adept and academic savvy. They are able to gain a further understanding of tasks and successfully engage with them, enabling them to gain more control over their learning. As well as playing an important role in the development of students’ overall personality and performance.
Soft skills also amount to:
- Good skills in communication,
- Presenting information in a clear and concise manner,
- Team-building ability,
- Time management,
- Group discussions,
- Interview skills and Interpersonal skills.
All of which are important for students’ academic development and growth.
Soft skills are representative of how emotionally intelligent and engaged we are. It is very difficult to separate the two, therefore, it is inevitable to expect there to be some interaction between soft skills and emotions, particularly in the case of learning. For example, how students’ learn and comprehend information goes beyond the standard ability to revise and regurgitate factual information. Soft skills are important for fine tuning the student’s attitude to learning, motives, values… and deal with different situations responsibly and diligently. Emotional intelligence and soft skills strengthen students from within, which makes them a good predictor of academic success. These skills empower them to understand who they are and how best they can come across as competent individuals in any given situation. Because studying and gaining qualifications is often embarked upon to enhance employment prospects, it Is inevitable that employers will factor this into their criteria when selecting suitable candidates. Thus, the skills that students are exposed to and expected to practice in academia should be representative of, and fulfill the requirements of the business world. So, Soft skills are nothing but personal traits, which describe an individual’s capability to interact with others and determine an individual success in the corporate world. Our institution is recognized as one of the best Soft Skills training institutes in Bangalore and is well-capable of training all kinds of aspirants including beginners, intermediates, and experts. Whether you are a student, professional or even a project manager, we offer the best training environment, expert trainers, and feasible training schedules. We welcomes you to our institution for your bright future.