Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills – Which Do Recruiters Value Most?

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When searching for a job, it seems almost impossible to know what employers want these days. Some people insist that companies care more about culture and look for people whose personality will mesh well with the team. Others say that expertise and experience are number one on the hiring manager’s list of criteria.

So, what’s the right answer? Well, it varies by employer, however, Nexxt conducted a survey to find out what skills recruiters and HR pros think matter the most. They evaluated the importance of soft skills – think communication, team work, problem solving – vs. hard skills like Adobe Photoshop or Excel.

You can check out the results in this infographic, which gives you a breakdown of what skills reign supreme and where job seekers are falling flat. You can download it here.  

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