What’s the Most Important Soft Skill Today?

In today’s job market, soft skills are as important as ever for landing a job, no matter what the position. But which is the most important soft skill to cultivate in today's job market? We want to know your take. 

If you’re a job seeker: which of these skills have you been seeing most as you look through job listings?

If you’re an HR professional or hiring manager: what soft skill are you highlighting most when you advertise positions? Let us know in the poll below:

 
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Essentially, these are skills or qualifications you can use in different jobs, not experience levels, educational requirements, or technical skills required for a specific position. Soft skills also happen to be the most common denominator in all job listings, regardless of field, industry, or experience.
 
Did we miss one? Want to pick more than one top soft skill? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section!

Comments

  1. Darrin McHenry

    I think that communication and a quick learner would have a tie for my vote. In my line of business I need someone who listens to direction and can learn fast.

  2. Cindy Seip, Founder, CEO & Lead VA for OPTT, Inc. Office Professionals' Temporary Team, Inc.

    A strong work ethic is “key” in any position. If you have that, regardless of the position you are in, you’ll go above and beyond the call of duty. Employers long to see employees who go the EXTRA MILE in all they say AND do! Many of the other “soft skills” typically follow that quality in a person because they generally tend to be leaders who function out of integrity!

  3. Cindy Seip, Founder, CEO & Lead VA for OPTT, Inc. Office Professionals' Temporary Team, Inc.

    A strong work ethic is “key” in any position. If you have that, regardless of the position you are in, you’ll go above and beyond the call of duty. Employers long to see employees who go the EXTRA MILE in all they say AND do! Many of the other “soft skills” typically follow that quality in a person because they generally tend to be leaders who function out of integrity!

  4. Antonette Gangwer

    The most important skill to have is to keep clients happy, satisified and left with knowing that they and their wants and needs are most important no matter what. Every skill you have will be made for their benefit.

  5. Antonette

    Listen, Learn and Solve problems or find the department that takes care of that problem. Do not leave the client hanging. Let them know what is hapening, how and why!

  6. accident claims guy

    In my line of business things are constantly on the change (with new rules legislation comming in all the time). For that reason one of the biggest things that we see as a requirement for potential employees is adaptability, which I guess goes hand in hand with being a quick learner but also goes beyond this as it means that you have no one to learn from so have to show initiative as well.

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