9 Soft Skills Employers Are Looking for in 2023

1. Communication skills

This is a broad category: It can mean anything from how you converse with a client and colleagues to how well you get your point across in emails.

2. Creative problem solving and innovation

On your resume, be sure to highlight your problem solving skills and list situations where you had to use your creativity in the face of adversity, coming up with innovative solutions to the problems that arose.

3. A growth mindset

Showcase your growth mindset by highlighting instances when you showed initiative by learning a new skill in order to better do your job or help you keep up with industry-wide changes.

4. Active listening

Everyone loves a good listener. It shouldn't be hard to do, but for many people it is a struggle — especially in a remote environment.

5. Time management

Time management means you know how to organize your schedule, both daily and beyond, to get your projects done on time and with efficiency.

6. Emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, evaluate, and respond to your emotions and the emotions of others.

7. Adaptability

The lightning-fast advancement of technology has us doing things differently all the time. Throw in the new challenges of the past year and it's astounding how much jobs have changed, and continue to change, as we roll into 2023.

8. Leadership

While creativity, communication skills, a growth mindset, emotional intelligence, and collaboration are all relevant skills that can make you a great employee, leadership skills will elevate you even further.

9. Collaboration

Learning to trust others, work together, and give and accept ideas is a difficult skill to master — but if you can, you'll be well ahead of the competition.



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