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Are you able to identify more than just your technical skills in an interview? Employers look for candidates who are not only capable workers but are also cooperative workers. A robust set of soft skills are highly valuable in the eyes of an interviewer. You acquire technical skills through training and experience (operating and driving machinery, set up machine and light facilities, keep daily logs, etc.). Soft skills are transferable skills that relate to communication, personality, and character. Employers value soft skills because you can teach someone how to perform a task, but you can’t instruct someone how to have good character traits.