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Soft skills

Parent term: Skills

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A set of intangible personal qualities, traits, attributes, habits and attitudes that can be used in many different types of jobs.
Source: UNESCO IBE 2013, Global
The inter-personal and intra-personal skills required to be effective in the workplace.
Source: FAS, Ireland
Non-job specific skills that are related to individual ability to operate effectively in the workplace
Source: EU commission (Progress) 2011, Europe
Skills that are cross-cutting across jobs (see Job-specific skills) and sectors (see Sector-specific jobs) and relate to personal competences (confidence, discipline, self-management) and social competences (teamwork, communication, emotional intelligence)
Source: EU commission (Skills panorama) 2015, Europe

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page date 2014-07-24

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