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Soft Skills

Soft skills are also known as ‘transferable skills’.  They are personal qualities, attitudes, behaviors and personality traits that can be used in many different types of jobs.

Soft skills are extremely important to employers and it is important that you highlight any soft skills you have on your CV and demonstrate them during the interview process.

Think of examples, both in and out of the workplace, when you have used your soft skills to overcome a problem or ‘get ahead’.

Some examples of soft skills are:

  • Adaptability
  • Commitment
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Flexibility
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership 
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Work Ethic
  • Working Under Pressure 

These skills are extremely important to employers and organisations, and are a valuable tool when selling yourself to prospective employers.