Charisma, drive, perception – all so-called "soft skills" essential in today’s workplace. Yet despite being widely known and valued, soft skills take a back seat to more defined skills like writing or expertise in Excel. Those are the skills employers use to grade your resume.
But how far will Excel get you if you can’t get along with your coworkers or persuade your boss to try a brilliant new idea? While considered less weighty than other skill sets, soft skills are critical for success.