culture Soft Skills That Are Important for Success  

Lisa Waugh
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It doesn't hurt to have a soft skills list that can impress a potential employer. These days, there’s a very thin line between success in life and success in your career. Applying soft skills to both can go a long way in achieving goals, standing out from the crowd, and staying ahead of the game. But what are soft skills? Soft skills are those intangible qualities that makes us attractive to employers, clients, and people in general.

You may have a prestigious resume and years of education in your speciality, but without soft skills, many times you aren’t as appealing to potential employers or clients. For every single position, there’s a crush of applicants. For every online dating profile even remotely appealing, there’s a herd trying to push to the front. Soft skills help us stand out.

Individuals who have a strong soft skills list say that these characteristics build confidence, strengthen job performance, and in general make them more focused people. A strong set of soft skills can put you in a more powerful position. Try creating a list of soft skills! It can help set you apart from the crowd, and it's also a great exercise to encourage introspection so that you can evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses.

The same soft skills list can apply to every day life. There’s no “clocking out” when it comes to social behavior. Building and maintaining a serious set of soft skills can widen your social circle, help you negotiate lifestyle and financial decisions, and create a sense of balance all around. Which soft skills do you already possess? Which ones do you need to work on or add to your own soft skills list?

Vote up the soft skills you think are most important, and remember to always have a firm handshake… unless you are a germaphobe. Feel free to leave your opinion on the meaning of and importance of soft skills in the comments section below!
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Open to Learning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Open to Learning

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737 78
Commitment is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Commitment

3
785 91
Integrity is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Integrity

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722 88
Dependability is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Dependability

5
648 78
Problem Solving is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Problem Solving

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636 86
Sense of Humor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Sense of Humor

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614 88
Creative Thinking is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Creative Thinking

8
597 92
Emotional Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Emotional Intelligence

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601 100
Adaptability and Flexibility is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Adaptability and Flexibility

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540 91
Critical Observation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Critical Observation

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749 178
Work Ethic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Work Ethic

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536 104
Empathy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Empathy

13
581 127
Communication is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Communication

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520 105
Decision Making is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Decision Making

19 Everyday Things That Are Making You Dumber

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484 107
Giving and Receiving Useful Fe... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Giving and Receiving Useful Feedback

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460 111
Multicultural Sensitivity and ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Multicultural Sensitivity and Awareness

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457 111
Research Skills is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Research Skills

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445 117
Working Under Pressure is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Working Under Pressure

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400 109
Innovative is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Innovative

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557 183
Professionalism is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Professionalism

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413 125
Process Improvement is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Process Improvement

The Best Qualities in a Man

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391 116
Ambitious and Self Motivated is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Ambitious and Self Motivated

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449 146
Time Management is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Time Management

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418 132
Organized is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Organized

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358 131
Current with Technology is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Current with Technology

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362 138
Conflict Resolution is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Conflict Resolution

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378 149
Teamwork and Collaboration is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Teamwork and Collaboration

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336 130
Negotiation is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Negotiation

The Best Qualities in an Employee

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350 144
Leadership is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Leadership

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343 145
Self Confidence is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Self Confidence

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351 150
Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Enthusiasm

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361 177
Relationship Building is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Relationship Building

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308 152
Coaching Co-Workers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Coaching Co-Workers

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304 154
Comfortable with Clients is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Comfortable with Clients

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280 171
Current with Social Media is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Current with Social Media

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27 9
Compassion is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Catmama405 added Compassion

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203 234
Engaging Presentations is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Engaging Presentations

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193 259
Networking is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Networking

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198 273
Public Speaking is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Public Speaking

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4 24
Blowjob Skills is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Soft Skills That Are Important for Success
Blowjob Skills