Definition

hard skills

Hard skills are specific, teachable abilities that may be required in a given context, such as a job or university application.

Examples of hard skills include:

Other attributes, such as the ability to empathize with others or to remain calm under pressure, are sometimes known as soft skills.

This was last updated in May 2008

Continue Reading About hard skills

Dig Deeper on IT staff development and retention

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

SearchHealthIT

SearchCloudComputing

SearchMobileComputing

SearchDataCenter

Close