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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: How Both are Relevant to Your Work

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 3 min read

There are two types of skills that a hiring manager will look for on a job application: hard skills and soft skills. In broad terms, hard skills are learnable technical skills, whereas soft skills are more innate interpersonal skills. Learning how to highlight your own skill sets in both categories will help set you apart as a potential hire and make the job market that much easier to navigate.