Demonstrate your soft skills using Twitter

Abintegro: Career Management & Transition

Soft skills are in seriously high demand. There once was a shortage of technical skills, but no more.

Employers recognise that technical skills are much easier to teach; it is skills such as leadership, communication, adaptability and teamwork that are in short supply now.

People with the right soft skills can positively affect workforce productivity and morale and it means costly hiring mistakes are avoided. But during the hiring process it can be difficult to prove your soft skills (with the exception of communication skills in an interview perhaps).

Social media and, in particular, Twitter is a great platform for proving your soft skills. Your ability to communicate, engage, support, persuade, encourage and inform are just some of the traits you can show off.

You can demonstrate your up to date knowledge of your field and you can show that you are a positive person, someone with good judgement by keeping your Twitter stream clear of negative comments. And all of this is packaged in 140 characters also exhibiting your ability to think and write concisely.

If you want to show off your leadership skills, you can join a chat, become an active participant and even offer to guest host. Or you could start your own chat.

It’s easy for people to say that they are good communicators, team players or ‘can do’ people, but with Twitter your current or potential employer can see it for themselves.

 

 

 

 

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