Soft Skills Versus Hard Skills (What’s The Difference?)

Soft Skills Versus Hard Skills (What’s The Difference?)

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Hey STEM professionals, Myke Macapinlac here
and in this video, I’m going to talk about the difference between soft skills versus
hard skills. If you are technically skilled like an engineer,
programmer or a developer, and you want the most practical advice on how to become more
social, confident, and charismatic, make sure you subscribe to my channel and hit the bell
to be notified when I post a new video every single week There’s no doubt about it. In order to become successful both in your
professional and personal life, you need 2 skills sets: soft skills and hard skills. Let me explain to you what the differences
are. Hard skills are teachable abilities or skill
sets that are easy to quantify. Typically, you’ll learn hard skills in the
classroom, through books or other training materials, or on the job. A few examples of hard skills are computer
programming, software development, web design and engineering. Soft skills, on the other hand, are subjective
skills that are much harder to quantify. Also known as “people skills” or “interpersonal
skills,” soft skills relate to the way you relate to and interact with other people. A few examples of soft skills are communication
skills, emotional intelligence, team work and leadership. Here’s the thing. Even if you lack hard skills, you’d still
be of massive value in the workplace if you posses soft skills. Unfortunately, most STEM professionals usually
never learn soft skills in school because they’ve been too busy acquiring hard skills. I know this from experience. As a former STEM professional myself, I used
to work in an engineering company as a structural designer. Before I learned the importance of learning
soft skills, I used to find it hard to express myself and I felt extremely uncomfortable
talking to other people. It wasn’t until I developed my social confidence
that I was able to create meaningful connections both in my professional and personal life. Here’s the thing, hard skills are mandatory
for you to get a job. For example, if you’re a software developer,
you need to demonstrate proficiency and competence to get your job done. But without soft skills, you’d probably
struggle to keep up and get along with everyone you work with. It’s no surprise that the majority of my
coaching clients are STEM professionals. Most of them struggle socially simply because
they don’t have the knowledge and experience to connect with other people. Remember, you talk to people every single
day. We live in a collaborative environment which
means that we have to interact with others on a regular basis. Whether you’re trying to move up in your career
or you’re required to work on other projects, you need to be able to communicate your ideas
effectively. There’s no way around it. If you want to live a more meaningful and
fulfilling life, you need to invest in yourself and develop your soft skills. They’re just as important as the engineering
fundamentals that you learned in school. Having great soft skills will dramatically
improve your ability to network, build rapport with your co-workers and clients and even
promote career advancement much faster. Not to mention, most employers value soft
skills when it comes to hiring new talent for their company. Being socially savvy will give you the opportunity
to do more interesting work in your career and will also help you make more money. There you have it, now you know the difference
between soft skills versus hard skills. If you are technically skilled like an engineer,
programmer or a developer, and you’re tired of struggling socially, go to
to get more valuable resources to improve your social confidence and to learn more about
our social skills program. If you like this video, go ahead and hit the
like button, subscribe and share it with someone who you know could benefit from it. Remember to comment below if this video helped
you. Alright, that’s it for me for now and I’ll
see you in the next video.

18 thoughts on “Soft Skills Versus Hard Skills (What’s The Difference?)”

  1. Thanks for watching the video! Comment below and let me know how you're going to implement these tips!

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