DEVELOPMENTAL RESOURCES

Internet Articles

1.Why soft skills are more important than a great CV.

 Julia Llewellyn Smith

 Source: telegraphy.co.uk

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-business/11326058/Forget-the-CV-...

The writers talks about the lack of Gen Y' soft skills even though academically they are very promising, based on her own experience with the Gen Y members. She claims in a world where the technology is became a tool, not end goal for success; it matters to have good personal relations and good manner in order to be placed in a demanding job.

2. Soft skills matter: Can they be taught?

 Nicole Fellon

 Source: businessnewsdaily.com

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7907-improve-employee-soft-skills.html

It explains that the well-structured companies do not create the most suitable environment for Gen Y to perform best since they face generational conflicts in the workplace. It gives hints to the companies or employers to follow in order to help the Gen Y workers to develop their soft skills.

3. 9 soft skills needed for promotion and hiring?

 Jared Buckley

 Source: Huffingtonpost.com

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jared-buckley/9-soft-skills-needed-for-_b_...

While explaining the 9 soft skills which should be developed, in details, the article claims that soft skills are not only in the recruitment process demanded but also during one’s whole career development path. It also points out that soft skill are required and they are the way the standout within today's work life where technical skills are very accessible and easily taught.

 

Books

1. Hiring for Attitude: A Revolutionary Approach to Recruiting and Selecting People with Both Tremendous Skills and Superb Attitude - Mark Murphy

https://www.amazon.com/Hiring-Attitude- Revolutionary-Recruiting- Tremendous/dp/007178585X

“Who’s getting hired this year? People with great attitudes who can fit a particular culture. But traditional hiring approaches don’t help you discover who is (and isn’t) the perfect fit. Hiring for Attitude will reveal exactly what attitudes you need to succeed. Whether you’re hiring from outside, or choosing the right internal people for a new project, this book gives you unparalleled insight into people’s attitudes.”

Source: SAM HOLTZMAN, President and CEO, LifeGift

2. There is life after college -  Jeffrey J. Selingo

 http://jeffselingo.com/book/there-is-life-after-college/

“There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions— Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want.

Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.”

 Source: http://jeffselingo.com/book/there-is-life-after-college/

3. Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: How to teach the basics to today's young talent - Bruce Tulgan

 https://www.amazon.com/Bridging-Soft-Skills-Gap-Missing/dp/1118725646

“Based on more than twenty years of research, Bruce Tulgan, renowned expert on the millennial workforce, offers concrete solutions to help managers teach the missing basics of professionalism, critical thinking, and followership—complete with ninety-two step-by-step lesson plans designed to be highly flexible and easy to use.”

Source: amazon.com