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Google's top 7 sought after skills in employees are all soft skills!

April 5, 2018

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is all about helping young people to develop valuable skills that will assist them through life and work, known as soft skills.

Research has found that many employers do in fact first look for crucial soft skills in potential employees over academic skills, with Google amongst this group. Google have said the seven top skills they look for in an employee are all soft skills and include being a good coach or leader and a problem
solver - both skills the Award helps young people learn!


To read more about Google's top seven skills, head to the article below:

The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students

To find out more about how the Award positively impacts the employability of young people head here.