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Discussion on: Top 5 Soft Skills for Software Engineer

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Michael

Diplomacy I find is a necessary skill in working across Teams, or with other departments. Phrasing, asking questions without making people defensive, avoiding blame when working through issues - all useful skills in communication both verbal and written. Something I have found useful in trying to get details of how a Contract works with an API, or find out who runs a specific set of servers that I need access to. Knowing how to get people to work with you, when they have higher priorities than your high priority project, very useful to know.

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Ilona Codes Author

It's true! Working on the team and with other teams requires a considerable amount of soft skills to perform well.