Farhan Hassan*
Soft skills your way of Success

Soft skills 

Soft skills are a mixture of human skills, such as leadership, communication, social skills, interpersonal or personality traits, behavior, career attributes, and emotional intelligence. Which enables people to achieve their goals with complementing hard skills. 

The Collins English Dictionary defines the term "soft skills" as "desirable qualities for certain forms of employment that do not depend on acquired knowledge: they include common sense, the ability to deal with people, and a positive flexible attitude.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are related to the specific knowledge and abilities desired for success in a job. 

Examples of hard skills include accounting, computer programming, finance, mathematics, legal and other quantifiable skills.


Strong soft skills maintain a productive, healthy and collaborative work environment as well that will supporting the organizations to be more competitive. 

As for a person, the proper soft skills play an important role in a successful career and job as well as for interactions with society

Main Five Soft skills 

Here are the five soft skills needed to be successful:

1. Leadership

2. Interpersonal skills

3. Communication skills

4. Teamwork.

5. Computer skills


1. Leadership Skills.

Organizations are looking for who can supervise the staff and create a productive culture by building a team, resolve conflicts, motivate and encourage toward the achievement of the company objectives.

2. Interpersonal Skills. 

Includes the ability to build and maintain relationships, develop rapport, and use diplomacy as well as respectful regarding the opinions of others and empathize with them. You can develop that by mostly two ways:

• Emotional intelligence 

• Participation in committees.

3. Communication:

The five main Communications parameters are:

1. Verbal: Ability to speak clearly and concisely. 

2. Nonverbal: Includes body language and facial expressions. 

3. Aural: Ability to listen to and hear what others are saying. 

4. Written communication: In composing text messages, reports, and other types of documents. 

5. Visual: relaying information by using pictures and other visual means.

4. Teamwork.

In organizations, most employees are segregated in a team, department, division, and even others (contractors) need to working in partnership to accomplish the company’s Objectives.

4. Problem Solving Skills. 

It is the ability to utilize the knowledge to resolve conflicts and formulate solutions as the glitches and stumbling blocks are a part of the job.

5. Computer skills

It is the ability to efficiently use computer programs and applications. Most common computer skills include:

1. E-mail Communication.

2. Microsoft Office.

3. Graphic Design.

4. Marketing Automation.

5. Data Visualization

6. Social Media.


Soft skills offer many benefits such as relationship enhancement and time management organizational skills. Soft skills are more important than hard skills as it demonstrates the role of you in society and work.

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