How I Learned: Why Communication Skills Are Key At Work

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As a career and business consultant and coach, I focus a lot on teaching clients how to identify and market their key skills and accomplishments. Usually, we think first about the "hard skills" -- the skills that have a tangible result at work. For example, the things they probably learned how to do in a class or someone taught them in a previous job. It's important to focus on those abilities when job hunting, as employers need to know that you are capable of getting the work on their (likely long) list of "must haves" documented on job descriptions.