Important Soft Skills for University

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FACULTY EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE

SEMESTER: MAY 2012

OUMH1103

COURSE: BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION WITH HONOURS
COURSE TITLE: LEARNING SKILLS FOR OPEN DISTANCE LEARNERS

NAME : KHAIRUL AZHAR BIN SABRI
MATRICULATION NO. : 870724075059001
IDENTITY CARD NO. : 870724075059
TELEPHONE NO. : 017-4272407
E-MAIL : War_z0n3@hotmail.com
LEARNING CENTRE : OUM PETALING JAYA

CONTENTS

Table of contents Page

1) Introduction3
2) Findings6
3) Further recommendations10
4) Conclusion12
5) Reference13

INTRODUCTION
Competition for jobs is very tight right now due to the many people who apply for jobs or at least the capacity of workers. Of course the graduates will work and will compete with the graduates themselves or other college graduates. Thus students should prepare themselves to compete before and after it passed in getting a better job. Develop hard skills are the main answer to success in getting the job. However, it is not enough hard skill capabilities, but must be balanced with the ability of soft skills in meeting the challenges while doing the work. By Admin working world believe that human resources are superior to those who not only have hard skill proficiency, but also an expert in soft skill aspects. Added also, that the world of education, revealed by research at Harvard University by the United States turns a person's success is not determined solely by the knowledge and technical skills (hard skills), but more by the ability to manage ourselves and others (soft skills). From the above, we can see that the importance of hard skills and soft skills for anyone who wants to get or when doing the work. Thus required that every student should improve the hard skill and soft skill in preparing for the world of work during their studies. This is in line with the Higher Education Long Term Strategy 2003 - 2010 (Directorate General of Higher Education, 2004) which was formulated by the Ministry of Education clearly states that the role of higher education in increasing the competitiveness of nations is vital given the level of competition of human resources in the national labor market and International continues to increase with increasing application of science and new technologies in various fields of business, as well as the need for a level of professionalism (knowledge, hard skills, soft skills) are higher.

Soft skills
Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual's interactions, career prospects, job performance and education. Soft skills complement hard skills, which are the technical requirements of a job, education and many other activities. Soft skills are skills that effect how people interact with other people, and also intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, such as one’s attitude, communication skills, time management abilities, ability to work under pressure. Soft skills can be said to incorporate all aspects of generic skills that include the cognitive elements associated with non-academic skills. The reorientation of education which is one trust of education for sustainability also relates the importance of these so-called soft skills. Vast research and expert opinions have been sought in the effort to determine the specific soft skills to be implemented and used in higher institutions of learning such as university level. Based on the research findings obtained, seven soft skills have been identified and chosen to be implemented in all institutions of higher learning here and university student. They are: * Communicative skills.

* Thinking skills and Problem solving skills.
* Team work force.
* Life-long learning and Information Management.
* Entrepreneur skill.
* Ethics, moral and professionalism.
* Leadership skills.
 

Each of the soft skills comprised of several sub-skills. These sub-skills are divided into two categories of implementation. The first...
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