These skills are considered important for success in the workplace, and include the following:
Communication: skills that help an individual give information to others. This area also includes learning to consider how others may receive and react to information given.
Enthusiasm and Attitude: having a positive attitude in the workplace and turning negative thinking into positive thinking.
Teamwork: working with others and how your own behavior may impact other people on a team.
Networking: skills related to interviewing, taking initiative, and online social networks.
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: decision making, solving problems on a team, taking others' perspectives into account, and reacting appropriately to criticism, feedback, and praise.
Professionalism: a blending of the above soft skills into a broad framework.
To access the free curriculum downloads for teaching these skills, please visit this site: http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/softskills/