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Living Well, Working Smart: Soft Skills for Success Sue Mackey

Living Well, Working Smart: Soft Skills for Success

Sue Mackey

Published August 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781887542289
Paperback
286 pages
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 About the Book 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE - those quantifiable hard skills on your resume that validate your suitability for a certain job or career - are important to achieving professional success. But the benefits of education and experience can be neutralizedMoreEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE - those quantifiable hard skills on your resume that validate your suitability for a certain job or career - are important to achieving professional success. But the benefits of education and experience can be neutralized if not complemented by another, just as essential set - that of soft skills. Soft skills are those that, when acquired and applied, influence attitude, behavior, and character in a positive way. They work synergistically with hard skills to create a powerful vehicle that moves you toward your goals. However, while hard skills are easily measured, soft skills are more difficult to assess and sometimes perceived as open to interpretation - a common rationale used by those who tend to apply these skills on a sliding scale. In Living Well Working Smart, authors Sue Mackey and Laura Tonkin remove any ambiguity surrounding the validity and application of soft skills. For each soft skill they cite - forty-one in all, ranging fro