Depending on who you ask, so-called “soft skills” are either essential to one’s success or are simply the latest cockamamy non-sense to emerge from some HR-Department Head’s fever-dream. So which is it? Are soft skills ineluctably important or patently bullsh**? Let’s have a look and see.

The term “soft skills”…

Higher education functions as a giant social sorting mechanism. It tends to reproduce existing social inequalities. Yet there is no denying that it also enables some individuals very real upward mobility.

Often, as a university professor, I’ve witnessed first-generation students strive to improve their social positions by working much harder…

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