Ep01: Soft skills or hard skills for career success?

corporate skills


In this episode (series), Mei Phing discusses how soft skills are essential for success in today’s world, yet many people overlook their importance. The significance of soft skills for career success in the corporate world.



00:00 👋 The importance of soft skills in today’s world

02:12 🎓 The emphasis on hard skills in education

04:25 🔍 The consequences of lacking soft skills in the workforce

06:48 📚 The need to recognize and develop soft skills

09:15 ⏰ The impact of soft skills on career success

11:10 💼 Soft skills in the corporate world and entrepreneurship

13:55 🌟 The series on important soft skills for success


Key Insights

💡 Soft skills are often overlooked due to the emphasis on measurable hard skills, but they are crucial for success in the workforce.

💡 Graduates may feel prepared with their paper qualifications, but without soft skills, they may struggle to navigate people and problems effectively.

💡 Soft skills are not just necessary for corporate careers; entrepreneurs and creative individuals also need them to communicate, manage time, and build relationships.

💡 Continuous professional education programs often focus more on technical skills than on soft skills, leading to a gap in necessary abilities.

💡 Excelling in hard skills alone is not enough; poor communication and collaboration can hinder career progression and lead to stress and frustration.

💡 Soft skills are not easily quantifiable, but their importance lies in the mindset and willingness to learn and practice.

💡 Recognizing the significance of soft skills and taking steps to develop them early on can greatly enhance one’s chances of success in one career.



👋 Welcome to the Corporate Survivor with Mei Phing — ex-Global Head of Department turned Career Coach & Founder of The Corporate Survivor™. On this podcast, Mei Phing shares her corporate world insights and experiences so you can survive, navigate and grow your career with clarity, confidence, competence and opportunities.

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