Five Golden Soft Skills Every Student Should Develop.

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1. Writing Skills.

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How can I improve my writing skills?

Just like muscle building requires constant weight lifting, improving your writing skills require that you write constantly and consistently.

A good writer is a good reader!!

2. Communication Skills

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3. Persuasion Skills

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But where exactly do I start Beltus?

From my personal experience, I strongly advise you to search for some great books on the topic of persuasion. My personal favorite is the very popular book How to win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Trust me, after completing this book, you will know exactly how to relate with people and so much more.

4. Independent Thinking Skills.

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Are you are downloader or a processor?

There are two types of students. The ones I term downloaders and the other processors. Downloaders are rigid. They spend hours in class listening to what is taught without ever questioning for any second the information or asking themselves if the information really makes sense.

But how can I become a Processor?

Begin by always asking very basic questions. Don't think about the big questions. Not yet!. You are doing this to let your mind develop a sense of curiosity. Later on, people around you will be marveled by not only the profundity of your questions but also its relevance.

Wherever you are be the Independent thinker. Every decision that has ever been made started with someone asking the right questions.

5. Flexibility and Adaptability skills.

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Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort and keep on learning — Carol Dweck

We find ourselves in a world that is rapidly changing. What is relevant today would be completely out of date tomorrow. We have technology to thank for that.

How do I develop such a skill?

To be flexible is to have an open-mindset. This can be achieved by committing to continuous learning. By understanding and accepting that there would be a lot of things that you don't know and will be required to learn as you undertake the journey of life is the perfect growth mindset to have.

Takeaway

It is a shame after studying very hard for years in school just to get to the real world and realize there is so much more you don’t know. Our educational institutions are great at teaching you the theoretical and technical concepts related to your area of specialization, however, there fail significantly in focusing on skills that are necessary for a successful and satisfying career.

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