Soft Skills Analysis

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ABSTRACT: The current study is a Qualitative Analysis of 15 previously researched studies on the importance of soft skills among college students focusing on engineering students. The review of literature supports the fact that students at an undergraduate/ post graduate level require training in soft skills and leadership skills. The researcher discusses the importance of soft skills and training among college students taking support of the literature review and her experience in the field. Keywords: Soft Skills , Leadership Development, Training, College Students, Qualitative Analysis, Meta-Analysis Importance of Soft Skills Training Among College Students: A Meta-Analysis Employability and Job Readiness are two of the greatest aspects…show more content…
Although not many institutions give prominent importance to these skills, there are some schools and colleges that have started giving importance to training their students in soft skills like communication and language skills, interpersonal and social skills, emotional intelligence, personal ethics, people management and leadership skills, time and stress management, negotiating and persuading skills, etc. ‘Soft skills’ refers to the skills which display maintaining healthy relationships with people around, or which portray how one manages the balance between work and life. Others words/phrases that can be used instead of Soft Skills are ‘Transferable Skills’ ‘People Skills’, ‘Social Skills’ and ‘Interpersonal Skills’. ‘Training’ refers to the activities that are organized, which are aimed at exposing the recipients to an information and/or instruction to enhance their performance or to help them acquire the skills required to accomplish any challenges in both, their personal and professional lives. The current study throws light on importance of training students in the college level in these skills with equal importance to technical and hard skills to mould them into assertive, proactive and efficient assets to any organisation/ team, when they start their…show more content…
Each of the study compiled in this session support the awareness of the worth of possessing these people skills face unexpected challenges in a work place. M.S Rao (2014) shared in his paper about bridging the gap between the academic campus and industry, among the Engineering and Management students. It was found that an effective coordination is necessary among the faculty members, students, corporate and the Directors of academic institutions to enhance employability and soft skills among students. This study throws light on the role of Training and Placement Officer (TPO) in the academic institutions to enhance employability. Roxanne Hori (2012) discussed the necessity of soft skills such as teamwork as crucial criteria to search for a job. It focuses on students’ hope to gain more knowledge, hard/ technical skills and with equal importance soft skills from classes that will help them get a good job and also grow professionally. The article shared an instance of talking with representatives from organizations and gathering their thoughts on the most important skills needed on the job which were soft skills such as communication, interpersonal skills

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