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Monday, March 08, 2010

Nine soft skills no immigrant should be without

Nick Noorani wrote the following article for

"Skilled immigrants often focus on improving technical skills after coming to Canada, and they are shocked when they are told they have “no Canadian experience.” I’ve realized that this albatross around immigrants’ necks is actually a vague way of saying: “You lack the soft skills I am looking for in an employee.”"

Read about the nine soft skills that Nick believes no immigrant should be without here.


  1. This post on 9 soft skills (aka people-skills) that no immigrant should be without has breath and enough depth to be a "must read" for intercultural awareness. This list is so valuable it would be true in any country. Bravo Nick. I will put this out on Twitter.

    You might enjoy my latest release that outlines soft skills in different USA regions -- for anyone doing business in the USA.

    All the best,

  2. Hi Nick,
    One more thing, I will be quoting your post (with the URL) in a post I am writing this week for my blog. I loved your example of "John Hancock".
    Warmest wishes,

  3. Hi Kate,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! I am frankly overwhelmed. Will email you separately.

    Also wanted to thank The Expatriate Mind for posting the article.

    Nick Noorani