Baseline or “soft” skill aren’t all of equal value to all employers. The soft skills employers need varies depending on the field. Some abilities, like writing, communication skills, and organization, are valued in every occupation, but others vary. The table below shows a ranked list of top baseline skills by career area, highlighting those skills which are more commonly requested, and thus more valued, for each particular group of jobs. For example, Relationship Building is the third-most-requested baseline skill in external-facing Sales and Marketing jobs, but falls to 19th overall in Design and Media roles, behind even more STEM-intensive fields. Find out more in our report on baseline skills, The Human Factor.

 

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