More than one quarter (35%) of recruiters said they consider soft skills as a leader factor affecting future recruiting trends, according to a GreatResumes Fast infographic. The report found soft skills and culture fit to be deciding factors for employers when screening candidates.

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Soft skills are important across industries, but especially for those in more technical fields, as they may not come as easily to technically-minded individuals. Some of the most in-demand soft skills include conflict management, time management, stress management, and communication, a recent Udemy report found.

However, simply listing one’s soft skills on a resume isn’t the most effective way to highlight those features, the infographic noted. Instead, integrating soft skills into the cover letter or description of a past job on a resume may prove more beneficial.

Check out the infographic below for examples of how to showcase your soft skills in your hiring packet:

Image: GreatResumesFast

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