WHAT ARE SOFT SKILLS?
WHAT IF I HAVE FEW OR UNDEFINED HARD SKILLS?
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE GOOD SOFT SKILLS?
HOW DO SOFT SKILLS HELP YOU?

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WHAT ARE SOFT SKILLS?

YOU NEED BOTH HARD AND SOFT SKILLS TO GET SUCCESS IN NEW ZEALAND MARKET

Having technical or hard skills is essential to getting and holding a job. Hard skills allow you to do the “technical stuff” your job demands. Soft skills allow you to do everything else that comes with a job.

  • Manage yourself, your work, and your time
  • Communicate effectively with your boss, team, and peers.
  • Define and build your character, be trusted and remembered
  • Soft skills complete and define your hard skills which get you noticed and appreciated. This drives ADVANCEMENT and SUCCESS.

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WHAT IF I HAVE FEW OR UNDEFINED HARD SKILLS?

There are many situations where the hard skills are learned on the job. If you are looking for your first job and do not have any particular set of hard skills, then improving your soft skills will make you much more employable. Having good soft skills will make you stand out, giving you the advantage when applying for jobs.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Soft Skills are also known as Emotional Intelligence. The technical definition is the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimism that characterize relationships with other people. A person with good soft skills has the ability, capacity, and skill to identify, assess, manage and control the emotions of their own self, of others, and of groups.

IN MORE PRACTICAL TERMS SOFT SKILLS ARE:

  • Our body language and the way we hold ourselves
  • Our appearance and the way we dress
  • The way we listen
  • The way others perceive our message
  • Our rapport with people
  • Our ability to lead or to follow as the situation demands
  • The way we define and solve problems
  • Our mannerisms
  • The way we speak
  • The way we write
  • Our social and professional etiquette and ethics
  • Our personal hygiene
  • Our ability to work in teams and groups
  • Our enthusiasm and commitment

Soft skills are what we show the world of ourselves, they are everything about us that is not a technical or hard skill. People form their opinions and impressions of us mainly based on our soft skills or lack thereof. Soft skills are the driving force behind the way we work. When these skills are honed great employees, leaders, and companies thrive.

HARD SKILLS WILL GET YOU THE INTERVIEW BUT SOFT SKILLS WILL GET YOU THE JOB

SOFT SKILLS TRAINING PROVIDED BY KIWI SKILLS LIMITED

  • How to crack job interview in New Zealand
  • Impressive CV & Covering Letter Writing
  • The way others perceive our message
  • Career & Jobs Counseling
  • Personality Development
  • Voice & Accent Training
  • Confidence Development
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Type of Job Interviews in New Zealand Market,
  • Salary Negotiation Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Positive & Professional Body Language
  • Self-Motivation Training
  • Personality Development
  • Time Management
  • Art of Public Speaking
  • Dressing Sense

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HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE GOOD SOFT SKILLS

You have good soft skills if you have the job you want and your career is advancing.

If not, be honest with yourself and take the time to learn how soft skills can help you. India’s economy is growing rapidly. A good job and career are yours to lose. Make sure your soft skills are working for you, not against you.

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HOW DO SOFT SKILLS HELP YOU?

Good soft skills help you get better jobs, promotions, respect, and responsibility in the professional arena. Having good soft skills will make you stand out, giving you the advantage when applying for jobs and being chosen for promotions.

MASTERING SOFT SKILLS = CAREER ADVANCEMENT

Good soft skills allow individuals to practice confidence and self-empowerment, thus enabling achievement and advancement. Good Soft skills turn ordinary work into extraordinary work. Employees today need to be adaptable, and ready to make thoughtful decisions on their own and with others at any given point. They need to be good problems solvers and show they can make reliable and careful decisions.

DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND

Studies show that there is a serious lack of soft skills in India today. This leads to the inability of young people to get the jobs and promotions that they want and have the technical skills for.

“A report from NASSCOM says only 10 percent of fresh graduates are actually employable. A similar survey of MBA and engineering graduates reveals only 25 percent of them are employable.”- Economic Times

LET US HELP YOU!

Kiwi Skills Training was created to put you on the right path to achieve excellent soft skills and career advancement. Please Contact us for more information.

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