5 things you should know about soft skills for global development

Can soft skills make up for a lack of experience? Click the video to get one recruiter’s take.

In global development, technical skills may get you the job, but soft skills will ensure you succeed.

Soft skills, which define an individual's emotional intelligence, are "extraordinarily important in the decision-making process" when managing projects, according to Joseph Scheibel, an MSI technical associate and a veteran of supervising project teams in hardship posts such as Iraq.

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    Eliza is a veteran journalist focused on covering the most pressing issues and latest innovations in global health, humanitarian aid, sustainability, and development. A member of Mensa, Eliza has earned a master's degree in public affairs and bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the Philippines.