Soft skills students need to learn

A series of skills have to be learned to stand out in the present competitive world. One needs to carve out refined skills by practising every day as it is not a one-day job. These skills are helpful in colleges and schools and the foundation of a lucrative career.

What are soft skills?

These are the skills that are used to convey messages and ideas constructively. These skills can be used in handling serious situations. Soft skills are crucial in today’s world, where human resources and management are given a prime focus.

Soft skills help you develop a powerful personality and stand out from the crowd to move forward in your life smoothly to reach your goals. Hence these skills are supposed to be used in every situation, big or small.

What are soft skills

 Mentioned below are the approaches to be followed in soft skills:


It helps in handling and controlling situations that may get out of control. These skills help in a variety of scenarios. Improving problem-solving skills is important as we are living a life of uncertainty. Any problem can arise at any time in life, making all of the things unfavourable for us. One should learn in student life how to solve situational problems.


Creative thinking:

 The perspective of thinking creatively with an expansion of imagination helps the students understand the world in a better way, coming up with the answers that can give the world new solutions in a variety of ways. Creative things must be an elemental part of education.

Creative thinking


Working in a team always helps in producing better results. Students should understand the very importance of unity as in higher levels of work; there are more chances of arguing. The core skills needed to handle the team have to be learned in student life, so they can better cope with any complexity in teamwork in the professional life.

Decision making:

The proper decision-making power is of crucial importance to stand on their own, without depending on anyone else. By deciding which electives to choose, which stream to pick, and which activities they should go for, they should learn to identify what is best for them, forming the foundation of this exact skill. The people with whom we mingle and whom we choose as friends also help us develop such personality, depending upon the contribution from them and your selection of people, that’s why you always hear that you should choose your company wisely.

Intra-personal skills:

 Skills that help you understand your thoughts, perspectives, beliefs, and emotional intelligence on things, are termed intra-personal skills. It is all about controlling your internal attitude and inner processes, including the perspective of self-awareness. These skills help you be better leaders, with proper knowledge of your personality, which helps you stand on many ideas and decisions. When you try to understand yourself properly, only then can you understand others? You should be well aware of your strengths and weaknesses as you need them most when working on certain tasks all by yourself.

Intra-personal skills

Inter-personal skills: 

The skills that help you understand the behaviour and intelligence of other people with whom you work or interact are called interpersonal skills. You will know how the other person reacts to a certain thing and how the group dynamics work, which makes it easier to put the ideas in a certain manner to be an advantage to you.

Communication skills:

Be it a working professional or a student; this skill is required for every individual to communicate. One has to learn how to deal with sensitive people and how to face aggressive people. Most of the services that careers offer to deal with human beings in one way or another. Thus having good communication skills is not only important; it looks like a golden star on your resume.

Communication skills

Leadership skills: 

For a student, whether a follower or a leader, there are opportunities like student union election, class election, and representative leader or club president that test and select the potential leaders. Those who are quick in thinking can coordinate with other people, make the right decisions and pull off in a situation with fine functioning. Leadership is an important soft skill that contributes to the flourishing journey of the department.

Leadership skills

Positive attitude:

When you feel like the world is filled with negative factors, you should win hearts with a positive approach. Everyone looks for someone who can drive the academic year positively, from friends to teachers. Students have to develop this skill to maintain a friendly environment with everyone in the institution. Keeping a positive attitude, the students should consider the key areas that can help them develop an attitude with confidence, cooperation, enthusiasm, respect, patience, and a sense of humor.

Listening skills:

 A good listener enjoys a higher degree of respect in his sphere. Good listening skills are accompanied by the benefit of respect, information, greater clarity, increased liability, and better relationships.


The University of Faisalabad provides very comfortable inviournment to Soft skills students.