Soft Skills
Hanna DeBruhl, M.Ed, GCDF/I
Career Coach
Center for Career Coaching & Professional Development
Institute for L...
Overview
• Introduction of Soft Skills
• Interpersonal Soft Skills
• Intrapersonal Soft Skills
• Organizational Soft Skill...
What Are Soft Skills?
“You can have all the
technical expertise in the
world, but if you can’t sell
your ideas, get along ...
Team Work/Conflict Resolution
“We won’t like everyone that we work with in our
careers” (Klaus, pp.83)
4
Communication
• Communication Criminals:
o The Interrupter
o The Know It All
o The One Upper
o The Interragator
The Fine A...
Are you an Aspirin or a Vitamin?
• Employers want
employees who can
solve their pains aka
their problems not
someone that ...
Adaptability
• “Whether in a video
conference or up close
and in person, you are
always on stage and
making an impression
...
Work Ethics/Accountability
• “The key to keep yourself
out of hot water is to
create a personal code of
conduct, then stic...
Time Management
• “Your name becomes
mud when you commit to
something and don’t
follow through”
(Klaus,pp.37)
• “Making pr...
Employers Want
o Intrapersonal-
• positive attitude
• flexibility
o Interpersonal-
• decency
• honesty
o Organizational-
•...
Review
Three types of soft skills:
• Interpersonal- teamwork
• Intrapersonal-adaptability
• Organizational-time management...
Helpful Books
• For more information
about references used
in this presentation, go
to www.amazon.com
• Look in future edi...
For Additional Information:
Ms. Hanna DeBruhl
803-786-3605
hdebruhl@columbiasc.edu
Walk in Hours: Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm
Ce...
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  1. 1. Soft Skills Hanna DeBruhl, M.Ed, GCDF/I Career Coach Center for Career Coaching & Professional Development Institute for Leadership & Professional Excellence 1
  2. 2. Overview • Introduction of Soft Skills • Interpersonal Soft Skills • Intrapersonal Soft Skills • Organizational Soft Skills 2
  3. 3. What Are Soft Skills? “You can have all the technical expertise in the world, but if you can’t sell your ideas, get along with others, or turn your work in on time, you’ll be going nowhere fast” ( Klaus, pp.2) The Hard Truth About Soft Skills - Peggy Klaus 3
  4. 4. Team Work/Conflict Resolution “We won’t like everyone that we work with in our careers” (Klaus, pp.83) 4
  5. 5. Communication • Communication Criminals: o The Interrupter o The Know It All o The One Upper o The Interragator The Fine Art of Small Talk- Debra Fine Monday, May 26, 2014 5
  6. 6. Are you an Aspirin or a Vitamin? • Employers want employees who can solve their pains aka their problems not someone that creates them. • “No one likes a whiny kid, but a whiny adult is intolerable” (Klaus, pp.41) 6
  7. 7. Adaptability • “Whether in a video conference or up close and in person, you are always on stage and making an impression of one sort or another (Klaus,72). • This means that you must always be able to be on and to adapt to different situations. 7
  8. 8. Work Ethics/Accountability • “The key to keep yourself out of hot water is to create a personal code of conduct, then stick to it” (Klaus,pp.27). • “Act in the spirit of the law, not just to meet the lowest standards set for you” (Klaus,pp.27). 8
  9. 9. Time Management • “Your name becomes mud when you commit to something and don’t follow through” (Klaus,pp.37) • “Making promises we can’t keep, like missing deadlines or being a no-show at meetings is the kiss of death in any workplace” (Klaus,pp.39) 9
  10. 10. Employers Want o Intrapersonal- • positive attitude • flexibility o Interpersonal- • decency • honesty o Organizational- • prioritizing • punctuality Monday, May 26, 2014 10
  11. 11. Review Three types of soft skills: • Interpersonal- teamwork • Intrapersonal-adaptability • Organizational-time management Monday, May 26, 2014 11
  12. 12. Helpful Books • For more information about references used in this presentation, go to www.amazon.com • Look in future editions of the Post Script to see my book reviews on these and other helpful career books. 12
  13. 13. For Additional Information: Ms. Hanna DeBruhl 803-786-3605 hdebruhl@columbiasc.edu Walk in Hours: Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm Center for Career Coaching & Professional Development (white brick building across from Bush Science Center) 13

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