Hard Skills vs Soft Skills

when it comes to work skills they can be

broken down into two types hard skills

and soft skills they're pretty different

from one another but both are necessary

to be successful on the job let's take a

look at the differences between the two

hard skills are concrete skills that are

specific to your job and are required

for you to actually do your work for

example if you're a chef cooking would

be a hard skill or if you're a computer

programmer coding would be an example

soft skills on the other hand are

interpersonal or people skills that can

be used in every job

these include communication teamwork and

adaptability hard skills are generally

learned through school training or

previous work experience they're more

objective meaning that once you've

learned the information or task you

would then possess that skill soft

skills are more difficult to develop

you'll need to practice them over time

in the real world with others they come

naturally to some people while others

may not have such an easy time with them

hard skills are easy to measure

employers can get a good idea of your

hard skills by looking at your education

previous experience and certifications

soft skills are harder to evaluate they

can't really be communicated well

through your cover letter or resume

instead employers usually have to wait

until an interview or your first few

weeks on the job to get a good idea of

your soft skills despite their

differences you'll need both hard and

soft skills if you want to become more

hireable or be successful in your

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