May 15, 2017
Studies have consistently shown that in order to be effective in any job, it’s not enough to be technically competent. If you really want to reach your career goals, you need to be able to build relationships, coach others, create buy-in for your ideas, and productively handle conflict. Most degree programs provide us with the technical knowledge we need, but we’re often left to learn the interpersonal side of things through trial and error.
These are often called “soft skills”, but many argue that there’s nothing “soft” about them – because without them, the “hard” skills won’t get you very far.
Read more: Busting the “Soft Skill” Myth