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Collaboration Toolbox: Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal Skills tool


Interpersonal Skills describe how one interacts with others.

Employers covet people who are easy to work with, and have conflict resolution and negotiation skills.  “Working successfully with others increases your visibility in the workplace, expands your network, and builds your reputation in a positive way – all these can help to increase your job security” (Mehling, 2012).

In this section you will find resources that help you understand the habits, biases, attitudes, manners, appearance, and behaviors you use around other people--which affect how you get along with them.

Source: Mehling, Ellen. (2012). Soft skills: What employers want (and don't want) in an employee. Retrieved from



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