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Soft Skills by Engineering Employers

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Abstract: The aim of this study was to understand and compare the expectation andperception of 40 engineering employers regarding the soft skills in Engineers. The most important soft skills for an Engineeringprofessional, identified through a systematic bibliographic review, werearranged into six groups, as follows: critical thinking, creative thinking,communication, teamwork, ethical perspective and emotional intelligence. Thechosen methodology for data analysis was a fuzzy logic, in order to preservethe subjectivity inherent to soft skill. Forty psychologists were alsointerviewed and the delphi method was used to include their perceptions betweensoft skills for calibration of the fuzzyTECH software. The results obtainedwith the fuzzyfication of the data revealed that the perception of employers ofsoft skills in engineering professionals is not inline to their expectations inthe scenario they are inserted.

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