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Listening to Engage, Empower, and Influence

Enhance collaboration with effective listening. Learn skills to draw out and synthesize viewpoints, empower others, and create the best solutions for organizational challenges.

  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Approx. <1 hour
  • Certificate of completion

    Yes
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

The working world has never been more complex than it is today, with cost pressures, customer demands, and competitive markets. None of these challenges can be addressed by "going it alone." Collaboration is key, bringing the organization's best minds together to address these challenges. And key to collaboration is effective listening, ensuring that each member of an organization fully expresses their viewpoints and that these viewpoints are considered by their colleagues. In this course, you'll learn practical skills for drawing out and synthesizing others' viewpoints in service of improving your individual performance. You'll also explore bringing out the best in others and creating the best possible solutions to the challenges faced by today's organizations.

Learning objectives

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • Identify key active listening skills
  • Identify ways to demonstrate genuine interest as a listener

How it works

Expert-led videos

In this course, you'll watch videos created by industry-leading experts for some of the biggest tech companies in the world. They'll cover key concepts, go through sample applications, prepare you for industry certifications, and more. Watch on any device — whenever and wherever you want — to learn at your own pace.

Why learn professional skills?

  • Stand out in your job search

    Tech jobs require more than just tech skills. Professional skills like collaboration, leadership, and emotional intelligence help you stand out to hiring managers.
  • Build towards the future

    According to the World Economic Forum, employees that build analytical and critical thinking skills will become increasingly valuable to employers.
  • Develop yourself (and your career)

    These types of non-technical skills are transferable and can be helpful in any role throughout your career.

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5 Unexpected Ways to Work on Your Soft Skills

Cory Stieg
Oct 20, 2023

When you’re learning to code to become a software developer, there are plenty of ways to practice concepts and frameworks outside of our courses and paths. Maybe you complete a project, build your portfolio website, or work through a code challenge, for example.  

The soft skills that you need as a developer — like being able to present ideas impactfully or strategize with stakeholders — are equally important, but a lot harder to practice. Even as an entry-level developer, you might be asked to reverse engineer a codebase, identify and solve a bug, or learn a new framework to meet a project’s requirements. All of this requires technical chops, of course, but career success is more than just technical skill development. You need to be able to solve problems, communicate effectively, and pay attention to details to get a job done.

In today’s AI-driven world, effective interpersonal and social skills will keep you a cut above. That’s why we’re offering exclusive soft skills training for Codecademy Pro and Plus members. Read on to learn more about these resources and ideas that will help you practice and improve your soft skills.

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  • Portfolio projects

    Create professional projects you can share with recruiters to showcase your skills and experience.
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    Evaluate how well you meet the requirements for any job description based on your skills and experience.
  • Certificate of completion

    Earn a document you can share with your network to prove that you’ve completed this course.