What are soft skills?
Being career ready doesn't necessarily mean you have a specific education or work background. One thing employers in every industry look for is job applicants with strong soft skills. Soft skills are the combination of communication, people, and leadership skills that enable someone to successfully navigate any work environment they're in. These skills, like adaptability, can make it easier for employers to train new hires and find employees that can work well on their team.
How long will it take to earn my career bootcamp certificate?
The Career Readiness Bootcamp Certificate is a completely online, skills-focused program. It's also self-paced, so you can study and finish your lessons at the speed that works best for you. However, on average, most students can complete the program in as little as one month.
Why is there a demand for employees with career ready soft-skills?
Soft skills are in high demand for employers who are looking to find new hires because, by possessing these skills, applicants are able to adapt to a variety of work environments, work well with others, are likely to be easier to train. While hiring managers know they can train new hires on company procedures and policies, it's not easy to help someone build career ready skills on the job. By showing that you have these in-demand soft skills, you can stand out from other applicants in the hiring process!
What are the nine soft skills that will help you be successful?
Soft skills that can help you be successful in any role include
- Communication skills
- Problem-solving/decision-making skills
- Organization skills
- Technological skills
- Teamwork skills
- Customer focus
By developing these skills, you'll find the onboarding process at a new job or in a promotion is much smoother!