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Upskilling! Soft skilling

It is no secret that soft skills are very important to succeed in the professional world. However, many people seem to believe that soft skills are only important for certain profiles such as business development, customer service or perhaps in an HR job. While the assumption may not be entirely incorrect, there is something fundamentally wrong about it. Let me define soft skills as “the skills needed to communicate and interact with an individual or a group of people that are developed as a consequence of both internal and external factors influencing such skills”. To that extent, we all have soft skills. But, in most cases, they are underdeveloped, leaving a huge scope to develop them formally. For instance, there are only a handful of individuals who are good public speakers, despite not being formally trained in the art. (more…)

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