Below is a list of soft skills employers list as being the most important.
1. Communicate Effectively
To communicate effectively you need the ability to express yourself clearly, to be a good listener and to show empathy and understanding of others. You also need to be able to use language and grammar correctly.
2. Commit to the job
The principal qualities employers are seeking here is honesty, dependability and enthusiasm.
3. Learn new tasks willingly
No matter what the job, at times there will be new things to learn and any employer wants someone who will be willing to learn anything that is required, within reason.
4. Accept responsibility
Many problems in the workplace are caused by people passing the buck, or not taking responsibility for their own actions, or inaction. Employers are on the look out for those who take pride in the quality of their work, evaluate it regularly and use their time wisely.
5. Excellent Interpersonal Skills
These skills show in the ability to work co-operatively with others, maintain a positive attitude and to accept constructive criticism.
6. Make Decisions
Decisions need to be made in most jobs, and prioritization is one much needed decision in the workplace, which goes hand in hand with the ability to organize tasks. Also the ability to contribute new ideas is part of this process.
7. Show Flexibility
In this rapidly changing world, the ability and willingness to adapt and be flexible is becoming a core workplace requirement.
8. Leadership Potential
Even in you are not in a supervisory position, the traits that are involved in leadership are desirable. These include demonstrated persistence, self motivation and by showing an effort to improve performance.
9. Grow in the job
By showing ambition, the job applicant lets the employer know they are willing to train and gain further skills. Of course, the employers also wants this ambition to include staying with the company.
10. Ability to handle personal problems...