The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

How to Make Soft Skills Your Superpower

When thinking of career progression, many clinical research professionals focus on their options and needs for obtaining an advanced degree, getting certified, and networking efficiently in the field.

Date: August 14, 2024
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Enhancing your technical and scientific knowledge within the clinical research space is important, but often individuals overlook that last part or underestimate how important it is to also improve their soft skills—the ones that make or break your success at dealing with “person-to-person” interactions on a daily basis.

Possessing effective soft skills can be your superpower when it comes to winning a promotion or landing a new position. In fact, Harvard University led a study with the Carnegie Foundation and Stanford Research Center which showed 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills.

Hiring statistics from one placement service show that only 15% to 20% of candidates placed are a perfect match for a position’s hard skill requirements. With such an emphasis on the importance of soft skills, this live webinar will provide attendees with tools to assess the maturity of their soft skills. The speaker will then discuss developmental tasks attendees can employ to strengthen or enhance those that may be weak.

Upon completion of this continuing education program, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the “not so obvious” reasons soft skills are critical in being an effective clinical researcher.
  • Use available resources to assess soft skill strengths and weaknesses.
  • Explore developmental tasks to enhance or mature your soft skills.


Angela Roberts
Head of Recruiting Operations

Angela Roberts is the head of recruiting operations at craresources. Prior to joining craresources, Roberts spent 16 years as a hiring manager for high-performing teams, including 10 years with IBM, where she rounded out her IBM career as a senior global transformation executive. Roberts is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with significant operations and account management experience. Roberts joined craresources in 2008, where her mission was to build a better recruitment agency — one which focuses on doing the right thing and consistently providing high-quality candidates to the clinical research Industry.

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