Lists of the top 5 soft skills and the top 10 hard skills, with the annual change in ranking indicated for each skill. 4 out of 5 soft skills are at the same position, while there has been a lot of change in the hard skills

THIS is why I hire for soft skills first.

Look at this overview from the LinkedIn Workplace Learning report. Note how the top soft skills virtually don’t change year over year while the hard skills are all over the place.

It is easy to teach someone a tool or programming language. You can even learn an entirely new skill in a few weeks with the right boot camp.

But developing creativity, adaptability or collaboration skills is a lifetime’s endeavor.

So when I’m hiring, soft skills are what will make or break the deal. I’m confident you can learn the rest.

You can find the report here.