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Soft skills are a catch-all term referring to various behaviors that help people work and socialize well with others. In short, they are the good manners and personality traits needed to get along with others and build positive relationships.
Often, these qualities are intangible and are acquired through years of concentrated effort.
In a typical corporate example, while technical skills are required to receive an interview call, soft skills help convert the call into a job offer and also for further career growth.
Soft skills that most companies generally find most important are:-
Communication Skills: The ability to be articulate when speaking but also have the ability to listen.
Adaptability: Change is constant and therefore, it's important to have a good attitude while welcoming the unexpected.
Teamwork: The ability to work well in group settings and demonstrating cooperation and compromise.
Integrity & Work Ethic: Having a good personal reputation and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
Positive Attitude: Being optimistic, upbeat and inspiring. Positive energy flowing in the workplace is catchy.