Hard skills are tangible skills that are easy to teach, identify, and measure. Some examples of hard skills are occupational skills such as technical and administrative; Hard skills also include your degrees, certifications, job titles.
Soft skills are intangible interpersonal skills that are associated with an individual’s ability to effectively interact with others. These skills are not easy to measure but they can be observed in individuals who possess the ability to interact with people well.
The relation between both soft and hard skills is that of relation between wife and husband. It is tough task to conclude that husband is superior to wife or vice versa.
What is essential is blend of both soft and hard skills for professional survival and success.
Hard and Soft Skills-A practical example
"Hard skills" refer to specific skills that are used on specific jobs. For example, being able to back a semi-trailer up to a loading dock without hitting anything or anybody is a "hard skill" that is necessary to be a truck driver.
Reporting to work on time, being able to take direction, and having enough initiative to be productive are "soft skills."
It is noticed that how these skills are important to truck drivers.
Employers seek these skills in everyone they hire.
WHY SOFT SKILLS ARE NECESSARY IN THE WORKPLACE Soft skills are prerequisites for jobs opportunities that an employer is seeking to fill. You should make sure that you display your hard skills as well as your soft skills on your resume if you want to stand out from the other job candidates.
Overall, your hard skills will help land you an interview with a potential employer and your soft skills will help you advance in the company if hired.
Soft skills promote employability skills.
The HR practitioners stand by the slogan of ‘Recruit for Attitude, Train for Skill’ during the interview thereby further strengthening that