Top Soft Skills Apps

List of the most effective soft skills apps to help you progress in your career.

iCIMS Hiring Insights (2017) found that "Ninety-four percent of recruiting professionals believe an employee with stronger soft skills has a better chance of being promoted to a leadership position". It's now vital to develop your soft skills if you want to improve your performance on the job and progress in your career.

In this article, we cover the top apps for improving your soft skills.

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Coursera: Online courses

Coursera

Access more than 2,000 courses developed with some of the best colleges and universities in the world. Coursera started by offering mostly computer science classes, they now cover a range of business and soft skills, from networking at events to learning a new language.

Platform: Android, iPhone
Get app: coursera.org
Strength: General soft skills


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McKinsey Insights

McKinsey & Co.

Get McKinsey’s latest thinking on the biggest issues facing senior executives, everything from leadership and corporate strategy to globalization and technology’s impact on business and society. Explore new insights on digitization and marketing, across industries such as energy, health care, and financial services.

Platform: Android, iPhone
Get app: mckinsey.com
Strength: Leadership and executives


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Skillsoft Learning App

Skillsoft

Improve yourself in minutes a day with short form learning modules. Access content across a variety of soft skills including business and personal development. Stay current with courses, videos, books, and audio books from experts.

Platform: Android, iPhone
Get app: skillsoft.com
Strength: Business and management skills


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VirtualSpeech: VR Courses

VirtualSpeech

VirtualSpeech combines traditional online classes with virtual reality, so that you can practice the soft skills you learn in realistic virtual environments. The in-depth courses are mostly focussed on communication skills, including public speaking, presentation skills, media training and leadership communication.

Platform: Android, iPhone, Gear VR, Oculus Go, Daydream
Get app: virtualspeech.com
Strength: Communication skills


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edX - Online Courses by Harvard, MIT & more

edX

edX brings you the online courses from top universities and institutions. Learn about communication, human psychology and many other broad soft skills. With the EdX app, you can stream classes, download to watch offline and test yourself with their quizzes.

Platform: Android, iPhone
Get app: edx.org
Strength: General soft skills


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HBR Tips

Harvard Business Review

Manage yourself. Manage your time. Manage your business. This management tip of the day app offers quick, practical management tips and ideas. Learn top management practices and insights, from top thinkers in the field, any time you have a few minutes to spare.

Platform: Android, iPhone
Get app: hbr.org
Strength: Management tips


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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn

Discover in-demand soft skills with personalized recommendations and courses taught by industry experts. LinkedIn is particularly strong with leadership and management training. You can also share courses with your LinkedIn network and add certificated to your profile.

Platform: Android, iPhone
Get app: linkedin.com
Strength: Leadership and management skills


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Salesgasm: Sales Training App

M/s Salesgasm

This sales training and marketing training app helps keep you updated on the latest techniques and tools in sales and marketing. The app features videos, articles, webinars, sales motivation videos/articles and other training material from professional trainers across the globe.

Platform: Android, iPhone
Get app: salesgasm.com
Strength: Sales training


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Skillshare Online Classes

Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes covering the key soft skills. You’ll join millions of members in their community, network with peers and discover new opportunities.

Platform: Android, iPhone
Get app: skillshare.com
Strength: Entrepreneurship