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Something is changing in the labor market. If we review the job offers, and even the training programs that companies are currently launching, we can verify that the soft skills begin to win the battle against professionals. Just over a decade ago, candidates for a job had to have very well defined hard skills (hard or professional skills). However, today soft skills (soft or personal skills) are more interesting, what has changed? Everything has changed, and much more than what we appreciate at first glance. In recent years we have gone through moments of great uncertainty and new social challenges that have affected the labor market, and everything seems to indicate that this situation is going to continue over time. In a moment of drastic and constant changesWhat companies really need is workers who adapt well to the new circumstances. That they have autonomy when working, that they manage their time well, that they are good communicators, that they are interested in continuing to learn... all these are soft skills. We do not mean to say that hard skills have ceased to be important, because that is not the case, but they are now valued less emphatically. Because it is easier to teach a person how to carry out a certain task, than to make them a good leader, or to manage their time better. Social skills are learned and developed throughout life. Each experience lived by the person directly affects their soft skills. The good thing is that with good training too you can learn new ones, or even improve the ones you already have. In any case, for soft skills to be truly useful for the company, what is needed is for the organization to be able to manage them well. Let's see how this goal can be achieved.