#ProgrammersDay: 5 Must-have non-technical skills for programmers

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Skills are very important in your resume because employers look for candidates who have relevant work experience, skills (soft skills and/or technical skills), Specific knowledge, education level & type, professional licenses, accreditations & certifications and personal qualities & attributes to perform a job.

A skill could be either hard or soft. Hard skills are quantitative (more technical) skills, whereas soft skills are qualitative skills (less technical). Both hold equal importance as they represent the strength of a candidate.

The following is a list of the top five skills that employers are looking for:

1. Problem solving

This one is surely unavoidable because there are 100% chances that problems will arise when performing the job. Employers seek candidates who can quickly assess a situation, propose, and implement solutions.

2. Flexibility

Another skill that employers seek is flexibility. Currently, amid the COVID-19 crisis, the business environment and the situations are dynamic. As a result, employers seek candidates who are adaptable and can adjust themselves to changing circumstances.

3. Critical thinking

Critical thinking refers to how you approach a piece of information, accurately and creatively. There are numerous methods for carrying out a specific task and analysing data, but there is always one best method.

4. Teamwork

You can enter as an individual, but you will eventually have to work for an organisation and in a team. You must work collaboratively with your co-workers.

5. Decision making

This skill is important again because employers seek candidates who can make decisions quickly and accept full responsibility for their decisions. This is a must-have skill for your resume.

Include these skills in your resume and back up your written skills by telling them about an incident or a story, and don’t forget to mention the impact and results of your actions.

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