Hiring managers already know that soft skills matter in the 21st Century
Hi, my name is Zsolt Nagy.
I started studying emotional intelligence a couple of years ago. Many studies show that emotional intelligence plays a major role in building your career. Yet most people completely ignore this fact.
There is a very strong correlation between emotional intelligence, and the degree of success in our careers. People with high emotional intelligence make an average of $29,000 more per year than people with low emotional intelligence (source: Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves: Emotional Intelligence 2.0).
As you may already know, there is an abundance of information available online. The entry barriers for learning software development has significantly decreased. Employers take it for granted that you either know or you can easily learn any technical skills. At the same time, companies have a hard time finding candidates who are capable of working in a team effectively, communicate effectively, have their own professional standards, and can proactively manage their responsibilities.
These are the skills that the modern employers expect from you. These are the skills that give you an edge over other software developers.