Although when applying for jobs we should remain realistic... don’t let a lack of experience or absence of a qualification put you off from applying for your dream job. Instead, highlight your best, most relevant skills and explain how you could use these to add value to the company. Sell yourself. Make a strong case as the start of the covering letter or CV and back up every point with working examples of how you have demonstrated each desirable skill.
The PES 2020 Strategy, recently endorsed by all European PES, addresses the role of the PES in response to changing environments and labour markets and the operational consequences for PES of the changed role in the EU 2020 Strategy.
This article by Natalie Morris highlights the importance of soft skills in future job market. As a result of the automation in the workplace, it is becoming increasingly important to offer skills which robots cannot offer.
Soft skills are some of the most important skills for professionals, and they can’t always be taught online or in the classroom”. Effectively improving your soft skills can provide an advantage over other applicants when applying for a job.
Extra-curricular activities, soft skills and social mobility: Huge disparities in participation of extra curricular activities depending on social background
“The report, ‘An Unequal Playing Field’, shows huge disparities in children’s participation rates across a wide range of extra-curricular activities depending on their social background.”
The importance of soft skills can be glossed over. However, they are necessary for employment. Employers are finding more significance in skills such as empathy, listening skills, and many others