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Soft Skills

 

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Prepare: For an overview of the EXP105 course, watch the author video (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. above. According to the 2016 National Association of College and Employers Report, the top five attributes – known as soft skills – employers seek in their new hires include: leadership, collaborative teamwork, effective communication, problem solving/critical thinking, and having a strong work ethic.  Soft skills are skills that characterize relationships with other people or how you approach life and work. By developing your soft skills, you are working toward becoming a more intentional learner. Before completing this discussion, review the Week 1 Instructor Guidance for more information and definitions of each soft skill.

Reflect: Assess your current level of competency for each soft skill listed above.  Which are most important in your current life roles?

Write: In a minimum of 250 words and in complete sentences, respond to the following questions:

  • Based on your career goals, prioritize the five soft skills in the order that you think will be most critical to your professional success.
  • Describe 2-3 ways each of the soft skills can support you in your profession.  For example, you can say, “As a business owner, effective communication will be important because my success will depend on..."
  • Soft skills are not only developed in a career setting but can also be developed in our personal interactions.  Choose one of the five soft skills and explain how you demonstrate the skill outside of the work environment.

Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers. Consider the soft skills they identified as critical to their professional success. How are yours similar or different? What advice can you give on how they can further develop the soft skills they identified? Each response should be a minimum of 50 words.

 

Soft Skills You may view a written transcript of this video or click the "CC" button on the video player above Prepare: For an overview of the EXP105 course, watch the author video (Links to an external site.)Link
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