Soft Skills : Key to Success in Workplace and Life (with CENGAGE App)

By Meenakshi Raman | Shalini Upadhyay

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Soft Skills, the cornerstone of professional success, has become an essential aspect of one’s personality and one needs to take conscientious efforts in order to develop such skills. In fact, these skills are considered even more important than hard skills or technical skills by certain industries. Keeping in view the ever increasing demand for soft skills in today’s globalised world, this book aims at introducing the term soft skills which encompasses in itself an array of skills pertaining to one’s personality, employment and profession; it also provides certain specific strategies to enhance them.

Broadly divided into five sections, namely, Introduction to Soft Skills, Personal Skills, Employment Skills, Business Skills and Soft Skills for Global Environment, the book covers a wide range of topics under each section thereby enabling the readers, whether they are students or professionals, to understand the nuances of soft skills and also to apply the strategies to strengthen them. In a nutshell, the book aims at serving as a beacon of light to lead students and professionals to accomplish their goals and achieve success.



Features :

Covers a wide array of topics under soft skills Provides numerous practical examples to understand each skill Adopts a user-friendly approach and an easy-to-understand language Includes an in-depth discussion on personality factors, confidence building, ethics and etiquette—rare to find in other books of this kind Gives focussed strategies for acing presentations, conversations, interviews and GDs Contains activities, cases and self-evaluation exercises in the chapters/at the end so that the learners can assess their soft skills Includes concept-oriented questions/quiz at the end of each chapter to facilitate the learning This book includes a licence key for our digital learning app, CENGAGE app, that provides access to self-assessments and flashcards.

Table of Contents :

Section 1 Introduction to Soft Skills Chapter 1 Soft Skills and Importance Section 2 Life Skills/Personal Skills Chapter 2 Essentials of Desirable Personality Chapter 3 Confidence Building Section 3 Employment Skills/Professional Skills Chapter 4 Communication Skills Chapter 5 Job Search Skills Chapter 6 Interview Skills Section 4 Corporate/Business Skills Chapter 7 Team Skills Chapter 8 Leadership and Motivation Chapter 9 Ethics and Etiquette Section 5 Soft Skills for Global Environment Chapter 10 Applying Soft Skills Across Cultures Appendix A English Sounds and Symbols Appendix B British and American Vocabulary Appendix C GD Topics and Interviews: Questions and Tips Key Terms Self-Evaluation Exercises References Index

Additional Info

Additional Info

Author Meenakshi Raman | Shalini Upadhyay
ISBN 9789386858252
Publisher Cengage Learning
Year of Publication 2018


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