The Importance of Soft Skills and Your Future Career

By CPA Ontario Modified on April 28, 2021

Soft skills like communication, teamwork, professional and ethical behaviour are crucial to a successful career.

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The Importance of Soft Skills and Your Future Career

Soft skills like communication, teamwork, professional and ethical behavior are crucial to a successful career, especially in the business world.

A day in the life of a CPA (certified public accountant) typically involves team projects, client meetings, presentations and strict deadlines, so it's important to start developing these skills early.

According to Society for Human Resource Management, "Ninety-seven percent of employers surveyed said that soft skills were either as important or more important than hard skills. However, 46 percent of new employees fail within 18 months and of these, 89 percent fail because of a lack of soft skills, such as professionalism or the ability to get along with others."

Get a head start at our No Limits Spring 2021 virtual conference on May 13 from 4 to 7 p.m.

This unique conference will include an inspiring keynote speech, the opportunity to hear from diverse CPAs and workshops to develop your skills, including written communication.

With various prizes to be won, this is one conference you don't want to miss!

How to attend

Need another reason to attend?

Student prizes: Email getinvolved@cpaontario.ca with what you're looking forward to the most about No Limits for your chance to win 1 of 5 $20 e-gift cards.

Your parents and teachers can also attend, so help spread the word. Have them email us for registration details.

Questions? Email getinvolved@cpaontario.ca.

See you there!
The CPA Ontario Student Recruitment Team


Register for HAP with CPA Ontario today

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