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When making new hires, employers aren't just looking for candidates with the technical know-how to get the job done. New research from LinkedIn suggests that employers also want employees who are good communicators and well-organized. You can find (YBLN Linkedin Page) here.

It might be challenging finding employees with a perfect combination of hard skills and soft skills. There is this myth that people who are technically minded don’t have the necessary soft-skills for the workplace and the reverse, without deviating from what is being discussed, getting the proper balance of hard skills vs soft skills seem difficult these days.

"Hard skills vary based on the job, but soft skills are required for every job," Guy Berger, says an economist on his at LinkedIn page (you can connect with him via

To help job seekers, LinkedIn analysed the soft skills listed on the profiles of members who changed their employer on their LinkedIn profile between June 2014 and June 2015 in order to identify the most sought-after soft skills and complied them in a report.  The research found that the soft skills most in-demand are:

Good communication

Well organized

Team player

Exceptional punctuality

Critical thinker


Creative thinker

Interpersonal communicator

Easily adapts

Friendly personality

 How many of the aforementioned skills do you possess?

Previous research from Instructure, ( an educational technology company, revealed that hiring managers believe soft skills are more important toward an entry-level employee's success at work than the skills they learned in school.

Davis Bell, Instructure's vice president of corporate markets unsurprisingly supported his company’s findings suggesting that most companies hire talent based on soft skills like attitude and hard work, with the hope that they can train them to exceed in skills like technology and industry knowledge.

Ultimately the report listed that the industries where soft skills are most valued are:


Professional training

Consumer services




Human resources

Facilities services

Civic and social organizations

Management consulting

 On the flip side in the report, the industries where soft skills are deemed least in-demand are:

Graphic designing

Motion pictures and film

Architecture and planning



Fine art


Civil engineering

Law practice

Arts and crafts


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