Have you ever wondered what the secret to advancing your career is? Maybe you've witnessed colleagues move up the chain despite a lack of formal training? What is it that allows them to advance their career? Where does their confidence come from?
The answer to all of these questions is soft skills and while these soft skills can be gained through experience naturally over time, you can also actively seek out and train these skills yourself so that you can not only recognise career advancement opportunities but take advantage of them with the confidence you have gained through mastering the soft skills you need to stand out from the crowd as a candidate.
Somebody with a list of professional soft skills is more likely to be employed in a role where they are competing with people who have the same qualifications, but who lack soft skills. Employers don't want somebody who can simply do their job well; they want somebody who will fit in to the culture of the work place and be able to transfer their skills to a variety of tasks and through nurturing the development of your own soft skills you will become a more confident and efficient candidate for any job opportunity.