If you want a career in IT here in New Zealand or Australia, then you need to improve your soft skills.

For many people, especially immigrants, soft skills are often the reason why job interviews go wrong.

It’s understandable to be shy when it’s not your mother tongue, but no one wants to hire someone who can’t work in a team and no one wants to sit beside someone who never speaks!

In this blog post, we will explore why soft skills are important and how they can impact your career and personal life.

What are soft skills?

Soft skills, also known as interpersonal or emotional intelligence skills, are increasingly being recognized as a critical component of success in both personal and professional life.

While hard skills, such as technical knowledge and expertise, are important for performing specific tasks, soft skills help individuals effectively communicate, collaborate, and navigate complex social situations.

Examples of soft skills include communication, teamwork, problem-solving, time management, leadership, empathy, adaptability, and self-motivation.

These skills are considered important because they help employees to successfully interact and collaborate with others, contribute to a positive workplace culture, and achieve goals more efficiently.

What are the benefits of having good soft skills?

One of the key benefits of having strong soft skills is the ability to effectively communicate with others.

Good communication skills are essential for building and maintaining positive relationships, both professionally and personally. Being able to effectively listen, understand, and express your thoughts and ideas helps to foster trust and credibility, which is essential for success in both your personal and professional life.

Another important aspect of soft skills is the ability to work well in teams. In today’s rapidly changing workplace, collaboration and teamwork are becoming increasingly important. Teams are made up of individuals with different backgrounds, personalities, and skill sets, and it’s essential to be able to work together effectively to achieve common goals.

Strong soft skills, such as the ability to listen, empathize, and work towards a common goal, can help build strong, cohesive teams that are capable of producing better results, which is why potential employers look towards soft skills rather than simply technical expertise.

Soft skills also allow people to adapt and be flexible in difficult and changing situations, helping individuals navigate new and challenging situations with ease.

We can help build your soft skills

Building strong interpersonal skills can help you build strong relationships, communicate effectively, and work towards common goals, not to mention building your self-esteem and confidence.

Developing your soft skills is an essential part of finding a job, allowing you to handle the initial interview, but also everyday worklife.

Whether you’re just starting your career or looking to advance to the next level, developing strong soft skills can have a positive impact on your personal and professional life.

We focus heavily on soft skills here at Industry Connect. As part of our course, we teach you how to handle job interviews, giving you the chance to get off to a good start from the moment you walk in the door.

Contact us today if you would like to know more about developing your soft skills and how we can help.

What is Industry Connect?

Industry Connect is an IT/Software Career Launchpad that has everything you need to kick-start your IT/software career in AU, NZ, UK, IE, SG, HK, IN, ID, VN & PH.

Industry Connect's Ecosystem

We have been helping career changers, recent IT graduates and people with career gap to start their IT/software careers.

Over the years, we have helped hundreds kick-start an IT/software career. (Verifiable evidences are available on this website)


We are an innovative software training school backed by global/local software companies. Our ecosystem is an incubation process that supports our participants until they launch a tech career.


Our Job-Ready training programmes focus on,
  • Software Development
  • Business Intelligence (or Data Analyst)
  • Test Analyst

  • Six Weeks Training Classes (Practical Tech Skills)
  • Three Months (or more) Structured Internship on Large Commercial-Scale Projects (Learning enhanced, flexible Hours)
  • Employer Network (job analysis and internal referral if goals are met)

You can join us via Zoom (live face-to-face meeting) remotely from anywhere and "download" the valuable knowledge & experiences from our tech experts across different tech centres.

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