In an article recently published in Washington Post, Google revealed that the 8 most important qualities of its top employees, were all soft skills, namely: being a good coach, communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, having empathy, being supportive, critical thinking and making connection across complex ideas. Shockingly for everyone, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) came dead last on the 8th spot.
Beyond their code writing superpowers, developers are humans too. No, for real! And although a web developer job requires a certain technology stack and programming skills, there are others that go beyond what you know to do. And they are called soft skills or people skills and are more about attitude and character. In other words how you handle yourself and others at work.