How recruiters and hiring managers can evaluate candidates’ soft skills

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We’ve heard a lot in recent months about the trend toward skills-based hiring, but are HR managers actually hiring candidates based on their skills?

Well, it seems the jury is still out, but 65% of US hiring managers say they’re at least open to hiring candidates based on skills instead of work experience, according to a Resume Genius survey. And while 47% consider education to be “important,” just 25% view it as “essential.”

The report also found that 48% of respondents wouldn’t hire a candidate who didn’t have the necessary soft skills for a role. Geoffrey Scott, senior hiring manager at Resume

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