Updated: Aug 2, 2022
Skills are the expertise needed to do a job or a task. There are many different types of skills that can help you succeed in all aspects of your life whether it’s school, work, or even a sport or hobby. Skills make you confident & independent in life & are essential for success. It might take determination & practice but almost any skill can be learned or improved.
Skills are learned abilities acquired and enhanced through practice, repetition, and education. Experts say soft skills training should begin for a person when they are students, to perform efficiently in their academic environment as well as in their future workplace.
Broadly skills are of two types:- Hard Skills and Soft Skills.
Hard Skills are the skills needed to do a particular job, they are teachable and measurable, for example – computer programming, mechanical skills; etc. Hard skills are important because they increase employee productivity and efficiency.
Soft Skills are etiquette/manners, communication, and listening, getting along with other people. They are a combination of People Skills, Social Skills, Communication Skills, Character, Attitudes, Career attributes, Social Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence quotients, among others, that enable people to navigate their environment, work well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals with complementing hard skills.
There is a constant need for up-gradation of skills irrespective of the fact whether you are a student, working professional, or a homemaker. Soft Skills are a must as they help to understand the interactions of others/ family and the pattern of behaviors of others/ family members in different circumstances. Open and honest communication creates an atmosphere that allows expressing the differences as well as love and admiration for one another. It also helps to understand the feelings of one another.
The process of learning these skills is called Socialization. When we are living in a society, we have to socialize. One can master Socialization thru Soft Skills Training.
The period we are flowing through provides us the precious time within which one can upgrade, recreate, and prioritize personal, mental, and social well-being. The worldwide connectivity access avails us to portray our skills and ignite a better self, evaluation about where we stand and how far is our destiny clearing all the necessary steps to be taken whenever any beneficial opportunity is available or even missed out.
We can upgrade our Skills now as there is no age for learning and upgrading ourselves. Let’s take advantage of the situation and master ourselves.
By: Harpreet Kaur, Trainer & Recruiter
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