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Soft skills as important as technical skills

HUNTINGTON – When a potential employer looks through a pile of resumes filled with impressive educational backgrounds, awards and skill sets, the one thing that could mean the difference between what makes a person a bad, good or stellar employee could be something that can’t be spelled out with ink and paper.

Technical skills can be reflected on a resume, but soft skills – including a person’s communication skills, their attitude, the ability to engage in teamwork, professionalism and critical thinking – have proven far more difficult to anticipate ahead of the hiring of a new employee, said Denise Hogsett, director of Career Services at Marshall University…

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