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The job markets most sought after skills can be tough to spot on a resume. Companies across the US say it is becoming increasingly difficult to find applicants who can communicate clearly, take initiative, problem solve and get along with coworkers. those traits often called soft skills, can make the difference between a standout employee and one who just gets by. while such skills have always appealed to employers, decades long shifts in the economy have made them especially crucial now. Companies have automated or outsourced many routine tasks, and the jobs remain often require workers to take on broader responsibilities that computers can not easily simulate.
As the labor market tightens, competition has heated up for workers with the right mix of soft skills, which vary by industry and across the pay spectrum, from making small talk with a customer at the checkout counter, to coordinating a project across several departments on a tight deadline. In pursuit of the ideal employee, companies are investing more time and capital in testing out job applicants' personality quirks, sometimes hiring consultants to develop tests or other screening methods and beefing up training programs to develop a pipeline of canidates
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER 2
WORKERS WITH SOFT SKILLS