The Developing Soft Skills IQ Matrix explores the importance of spending time, energy and effort on developing key critical soft skills that are currently in demand. It is said that hard skills will often get you the job, but soft skills will help you keep it long-term. However, these days because technology and workplace environments are changing so rapidly, a University degree or certificate is often not enough. On-the-job experience is required; and as such, companies are now more than ever before looking to hire people with the right set of soft skills that will naturally complement the hard skills they will learn on the job.
Within this map you will discover the major differences differences between soft and hard skills, as well as the 11 indispensable soft skills that are currently most in demand across all industries and career paths. Here is a list of the 11 soft skills that are covered within the map:
- Communication Skills
- Collaboration Skills
- Interpersonal Skills
- Emotional Intelligence
- Strong Work Ethic
- Problem Solving Skills
- Self Management Skills
- Research Skills
- Adaptability Skills
- Leadership Skills
Taking time to develop these soft skills will naturally make you more employable in just about any industry or career path. In fact, even if you don’t have the necessary hard skills required to get the job, then spend time instead on highlighting your soft skills and how you have applied them on-the-job. This approach could potentially make all the difference to your job hunting prospects. In fact, highlighting how you have applied the 11 soft skills within this map in a work environment can certainly provide you with an edge over other job applicants who only focus on hard skills.
When you purchase the Developing Soft Skills IQ Matrix you will receive:
- A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
- A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
- A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the IQ Matrix.
About the MindManager file format
This file can be opened and edited using MindManager mind mapping software. Alternatively you can also use iMindMap or the free mind mapping software xMind to open this map. Please however be aware that opening this file using another software besides MindManager will alter the formatting of the map. However, all content will be intact and the map can still be edited and reformatted to suit your purposes. This file is zipped and can be unzipped using file archiver software. We recommend you use the free open source 7-zip software.
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