This piece focuses on how to recognize soft skills in job candidates. It explains how a good recruiter can assess intangible qualities like communication, problem-solving, and emotional intelligence that might not be evident on a piece of paper. The article emphasizes that many of these skills are interdependent, meaning that it is important to not only look at an individual skill, but the sum of a person's soft skills, as the two combined create the intangible characteristics that make a good leader or manager. It also looks at how soft skills can be identified and how recruiters then play an important role in selecting the right candidate. Lastly, the article argues that mastering soft skills can provide key insight into a person's potential growth potential and wider contribution to the organization.