Soft Skills Articles

  • The Crucial Hiring Lesson That Sheryl Sandberg Learned From Meg Whitman

    September 25, 2017

    When Sheryl Sandberg interviewed for a job at eBay with then-CEO Meg Whitman, she didn’t have any experience in the tech industry. A dozen other companies had rejected her. And when she told Meg upfront that she lacked experience, she learned a hiring lesson that she’d never forget. “[Meg] said ‘no one has any experience, because no one has ever done this before...

  • 12 Effective Ways to Assess Candidates' Soft Skills

    July 25, 2017

    When asked, recruiters say that screening candidates for soft skills is one of the top areas they want to learn more about. That’s because soft skills (think leadership, relationship building, communications, adaptability, strategic thinking, learning and interpersonal skills) take up to 25% of the skills required to do the job and to be a great teammate....

  • The Top 5 Soft Skills Veterans are More Likely to Have Than the Average Professional

    November 11, 2016

    In the US, we know November 11th as Veterans Day — a time we take to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S military. But rather than solely focusing on veterans’ past, at LinkedIn this year we’re bringing focus to the skills and characteristics that veterans bring to the workforce. Instead of simply honoring them for their accomplishments in uniform...

  • Data Reveals The Most In-Demand Soft Skills Among Candidates

    August 30, 2016

    We can all agree that finding candidates with the right hard skills is important. In fact, we recently published this list of the most...

  • How Ford Uses An ‘Empathy Belly’ to Improve Its Employees' ...

    August 10, 2016

    Every quarter of every year, a batch of new engineer hires at Ford Motor Co. discover that their first tasks are to learn what it’s...

  • The Most Popular Interview Questions to Reveal Key Soft...

    July 28, 2016

    Over 60% of hiring managers agree that screening for soft skills is tough. In fact, figuring out if the candidate has the qualities...