Development and mastery of soft skills among graduate students
Keywords:soft skills, hard skills, labor market, universal skills, communication skills, professional education
The paper addresses content-related issues, a state-of-the-art assessment, and the key trends in the growth of soft skills. Soft skills should be emphasized in university curricula because they are currently necessary for having decent career possibilities. The article examines the findings of a study on the development of soft skills among postgraduate students at Alfred Nobel University in Dnipro, Ukraine who are majoring in professional education. These statistics demonstrate that postgraduate students are aware of the value of developing soft skills in order to have a successful career. Additionally, creative teaching strategies and tactics geared at developing soft skills will be incorporated into the educational process.
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