Soft Skills


As per the report of National Skill Development (Business Standard dated April 11, 2015):
“Only 2% of the workforce of India is skilled compared with 96% in South Korea, 45 % in China 50-55 % in USA and 74% in Germany. The focus all throughout these many years has been degree only and not the real skill.”
India is the youngest country where about 65% population is between the ages of 20-35 years. Out of this around 30% has been aspiring youth who are craving for Right Jobs. The focus of the society and of the charitable institutes has been to cater to the needs of the poor, destitute, homeless old people etc, but the youth has been left out. So we have hospitals schools old age homes, orphanage, Annakshetras etc, however there is no organized and systematic effort to empower youth by SKILLS especially soft skills.
SHRE KASTBHANJANDEV SATSANG CHARITABLE TURST has been one of the few who have understood the gap of Skill in the society and is joining the government efforts of filling the Gap by initiating some efforts in the direction especially the Soft Skill.

What is soft skill ?
Out of the total 2% of the workforce who are skilled around 80% of them are weak in Soft Skills. As the focus is on earning degrees, those graduates,(Engineers,MBA,MBBS) ,of all stream many of them do not get the right job at the right time and further many of them are not in position to retain the job or excel in the jobs. Some could not withstand the pressure, some could not Present themselves properly or some could not market themselves.
Sodt Skills are People Skills address how to best interact and work with others so you can build meaningful work relationships, influence others perception of you and your work, and motivate their actions. I have split them into two sections – Conventional and Tribal

CONVENTIONAL – List of people skills you can find in most job descriptions and you will be assessed on some or all of these in your performance reviews depending on your level.

Communication skills – Being able to actively listen to others and articulate your ideas in writing and verbally to any audience in a way where you are heard and you achieve the goals you intended with that communication.
Teamwork skills – Being able to work effectively with anyone with different skill sets, personalities, work styles, or motivation level to achieve a better team result.
Interpersonal relationship skills – Effectively at building trust, finding common ground, having empathy, and ultimately building good relationships with people at work and in your network. This skill is closely related to Communication Skills. People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel.”
Presentation skills – Effectively presenting your work results and ideas formally to an audience that captivates their attention, engage their input, and motivates them to act in accordance to your desired outcome. While presentation skills is a form of communication skills, I decided to list it separately given the ability to present plays a huge role in any business profession especially as you move up in your career.
Meeting management skills – Leading a meeting to efficiently and effectively reach productive results. At least 50% of meetings today are a waste of time.
Facilitating skills – Being able to coordinate and solicit well represented opinions and feedback from a group with diverse perspectives to reach a common, best solution.
Selling skills - Building buy-in to an idea, a decision, an action, a product, or a service. This is not just for people in sales.
Management skills – Creating and motivating a high performing team with people of varied skills, personalities, motivations, and work styles.
Leadership skills – Defining and communicating vision and ideas that inspires others to follow with commitment and dedication.
Mentoring / coaching skills - Providing constructive wisdom, guidance, and/or feedback that can help others further their career development.

TRIBAL – List of people skills that you will not find in any job descriptions. They are also essential to your career success. I call it tribal because they are more “insider knowledge” that you gain from work experience or from mentors. Some people can go through their entire career and not be aware of some of these skills.

Managing upwards – Proactively managing your relationship with your boss, his expectations of your work, and his perception of your performance. Whether you are challenged, given opportunities, or recognized at work heavily depends on your ability to communicate, manage expectations, and build a good relationship with your boss.
Self-promotion skills – Proactively and subtly promoting your skills and work results to people of power or influence in your organization and network. It is not enough that your boss knows you do great work. You need to subtly build your reputation with all key people that can influence your performance review. This is because hard work alone does not guarantee success.
Skills in dealing with difficult personalities – Being able to still achieve the work result needed while working with someone whom you find difficult.
Skills in dealing with difficult/unexpected situations – Being able to stay calm and still are effective when faced with an unexpected or difficult situation. This includes being able to think on your feet and articulate thoughts in an organized manner even when you are not prepared for the discussion or situation you are in.
Savvy in handling office politics – Being able to understand and proactively deal with the unspoken nuances of office and people dynamics so you can protect yourself from unfairness as well as further your career. Office politics is a fact of life. If you don’t choose to play, it can play you.
Influence / persuasion skills - Being able to influence perspectives or decision making but still have the people you influence think they made up their own minds.
Negotiation skills - Being able to understand the other side’s motivations and leverage and reach a win-win resolution that you find favorably, satisfies both sides, and maintains relationships for future interactions.
Networking skills - Being able to be interesting and interested in business conversations that motivates people to want to be in your network. The bigger and stronger the network you have, the more easily you can get things done (e.g., find a job, get advice, find business partners, find customers, etc…)
I know this is a daunting list. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of them. Most of us don’t. The important thing is to understand why these soft skills are important to your career success and then ask yourself – what soft skills do you already possess and which ones do you want to develop next.

The crux of all this is to develop soft skills which have been broadly divided in to three stages of life (Professional):

While you are doing any graduation, you are busy cramming, mugging the course syllabus. While you are doing this I suggest undertaking learning of following irrespective of which stream of graduation you are:

1. Communication Skill:
Whether you like it or not, talking right matter, in the right tone with the right usage of speech language in English along with right body language has become a paramount importance not for only success but for survival.
a. Enhance fluency in English by joining the Spoken English classes who teaches with audio and video tools.
b. Learn additional language and enhance your marketability especially German, Japanese, Chinese.
c. Learn corporate Communication, and etiquettes
d. Read English magazine, see English news on TV and “walk, talk and think in English”

2. Meditation:
Join any group who teaches Meditation is systematic way.

1. Learn how to write a good Resume and Application
2. Apply for more and more and learn How to face Interview.
3. Do SWOT (Strength Weakness, Opportunity and Threat) analysis of self and remove weaknesses.

1. Learn People Management viz senior peers and subordinates.
2. Maintain Time punctuality.
3. Learn to develop a skill which is unique and which can be converted into your Core Competancy of the job that you are handling.

SKSCT Modules of Soft Skill

Our trust is involved in grooming students, executives of all age, and level on workshop basis at the premises of the Organization, and Colleges on the following principle:


1. Our Core Faculty Mr.S.Thakkar (Profile attached) along with a team of professional Sector wizards to guide.
2. 100 % dedication to individual career assessment and planning.
3. Minimum group members of 25 and maximum of 50 members.
PROFILE OF OUR FACULTY : MR SHAILESH THAKKAR HE IS MBA POSSESSING ABOUT 32 YEARS OF BLENDED EXPERIENCE OF CORPORATE AND ALSO ACADEMICS. HE IS ONE OF THE FINEST SOFT SKILL TRAINER OF GUJARAT (Link :An interview Mr.Shailesh Thakkar YouTube)After remaining Vice President with corporate and also working as a Joint CEO with SCOPE Gandhinagar he has decided to share his Soft Skill Competency for the benefit of the society and also join the Government efforts on Skill Development.
The trust shall be conducting a Free such Seminar frequently which share be the preliminary guidance on the Subject.




For Engineers/MBAs/Students
1. Writing an Application
2. Writing a Resume/CV
3. Hunting a Job/career
4. Facing an Interview
5. Salary Negotiation
6. Developing SELF for getting better Placement
7. Industry liaison for Training as well as for Campus Interview


Covering above topics either nonstop daily @5 hours OR Staggered every Saturdays.

Covering above topics in more details with personalized touch. Staggered during the academic period July 2013-December 2013.

Covering above topics in more details by having interactions with the stalwarts of the fields as well as the Executives benefited through this process.
Personalized attention of 5 Sample job hunt process.

For More Details you may visit:
YouTube: An Interview with Mr. Shailesh Thakkar


For Corporate
1. Team Building for enhancing Performance: 3 day daily 6 hour workshop.
2. Soft Skill for Executives: 3 day daily 6 hour Interaction/workshop covering:
  a. Communication skill with seniors, colleagues, customers.
  b. With stand work pressure through ‘Power of Sunderkand’
  c. Balancing Family and Work Pressure.
  d. Meeting Targets and handle pressure.
  e. Organizing “Work”
  f. Spirituality and professionalism.

For More Information:
YOU TUBE: Science of Sunderkand by Prof Shailesh Thakkar


A brief idea on:
1. How to Write a Resume and Application with samples.
2. How to Face an Interview and the tips for the same.
4. Meditation and its importance in getting a good job.
5. Questions/Query.