Imagine an applicant with twenty years of meticulous experience, two higher-education degrees and the complete inability to communicate their ideas clearly nor nimbly adapt to changing deadlines. Employers are quickly becoming more aware of the value of soft skills over hard skills and how (and what kinds of) education can bridge the gap.
Ultimately, soft skills are the basis of an individual’s career. Without time management skills, the software skills go unused. Without emotional intelligence, a cross-department project is prolonged. Without communication skills, marketing skills are valueless. In fact, in LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends reports, 89% of recruiters noted that when a hire doesn’t work out, it’s usually due to a lack of soft skills.
/ Adam Wray, Founder & CEO