Everywhere you look, studies are saying that it is great that you have the technical skills but to succeed in your career you need to have the people skills. According to Indeed, “hard skills show off your experience and understanding of a particular, measurable ability; soft skills often indicate your ability to work with others and grow within a company”. But how do we best build our soft skills and can this be done quickly?
Developing soft skills requires new and challenging environments but we are not going to get these from our current positions necessarily. Community volunteering is a great way to not only give back but to grow key leadership and communication skills to complement our technical skills. We will also examine other key aspects of community involvement that will support the development of leadership and soft skills.