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Employers Want - And Will Pay For - Soft Skills. Are You Focusing On Them Enough?


This Forbes article points out that employers rank soft skills higher than technical skills when hiring new employees. Here are the 10 skills employers say they seek, in order of importance:


1. Ability to work in a team

2. Ability to make decisions and solve problems

3. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

4. Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization

5. Ability to obtain and process information

6. Ability to analyze quantitative data

7. Technical knowledge related to the job

8. Proficiency with computer software programs

9. Ability to create and/or edit written reports

10. Ability to sell and influence others







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