Soft skills matter because without them your career is unlikely to go anywhere. They’re essential to gaining employment and advancing down any chosen career path. The good news comes in the dictionary definition. Soft - “easy to mould” Skills - “the ability to do something well” To start any career you need certain hard skills. Being an engineer requires specific technical skills. Optometrists must know how to inspect an eye. Graphic designers have to navigate Adobe software with ease. To develop any career you need good soft skills. Many graphic designers can work InDesign and create incredible art, but not all are successful in their careers. The engineer who goes the furthest isn’t necessary the technical whizz, but the one with the most rounded set of soft skills. This article explains why soft skills matter and why they are becoming more important than ever. It discusses the most important soft skills for a successful career, as well as how to impress these skills to advance your career.