Soft skills are sometimes called transferrable or professional skills. There are a wide variety of soft skills, and they can loosely be categorised as personal effectiveness or interpersonal effectiveness skills. Examples of soft skills include time management, work ethic, critical thinking, resilience, communication, and team work.
Increasingly, soft skills have been identified as critical to success in the workplace.
In 2019, SkillsFuture Singapore outlined the Critical Core Skills (CCS) framework which comprises a total of sixteen competencies grouped into three clusters of skills that workplaces deem most essential. They are:
- Thinking Critically
- Interacting with Others
- Staying Relevant
As part of CFG’s mission to support students in holistic career preparation, CFG is committed to soft skills training, with a variety of soft skills incorporated into different programmes we run.
Find out more by reading about our programmes.
Access resources on soft skills anytime, anywhere by heading to our digital career resource library.