What is the difference between hard and soft skills?
In the world of computing, we would classify a hard skill as a technical one. These are identified in your computing coursework. Some examples are
- Programming language skills
- Operating system administration know how
- Troubleshooting both hardware and software issues
Although they may be presented more subtly, soft skills are also discussed in all your computing courses. Such skills are
- Written and verbal communication
- Active listening
- Emotional intelligence
Soft skills are often more difficult to learn because they require us to identify them in ourselves and change in order to grow. See the article below.