Knowledge and job skills are used to correctly and successfully perform a certain activity within the workplace.
What are job skills?
Job skills are the knowledge and skills used to correctly and successfully perform a certain activity within the workplace.
They are those skills inherent to a person that allow distinguishing two workers who, even having the same degree of academic or technical preparation for a position, act differently.
Types of job skills
Among the skills most sought after by the personnel selection areas of human resources companies and consultancies, are the social and professional skills that allow creating a good work environment and increasing the productivity of workers:
Social or soft skills
Are those job skills related to the interpersonal, intelligence, and personality of the individual tending to facilitate work, interaction with others, and improve individual performance.
It is important to develop this type of skill because, it allows better management of work stress, helps to improve interpersonal relationships, creates a collaborative work environment, etc.
Professional or hard skills
They are the skills or technical skills that are required to develop certain activities within a company. The knowledge obtained through undergraduate and graduate academic degrees, courses, or training programs are decisive in the personnel selection process.
Examples of job skills
Here are examples of soft skills and hard skills: