Boost Your Career: 12 Soft Skills Every Web Developer Needs to Master

Top strategies to fast-track your career

Przemyslaw Jarzynski
9 min readMay 31, 2022


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Most content for web developers includes tutorials and advice related to improving technical skills as a web developer. However, after a certain level of knowledge, it is better to invest your time and effort in soft skills rather than technical skills. It will give you better employment possibilities, better earning possibilities and more opportunities to be promoted faster.

Here are 12 soft skills you need to work on to achieve all of that.

1. Communication

It’s no secret that communication skills are important for web developers. You can’t make a good product without communicating effectively with others, both inside and outside the company. Communication skills fall into two categories: listening and speaking.

Communication is a vital part of the job. It’s not just about speaking clearly and being understood by others, but it’s also about listening to what other people have to say.

Good communication is crucial to achieving success at your job. You need to be a good communicator at your job.

The following are some tips to help you become an effective communicator:

1) Listen carefully and pay attention to what people say.

2) Speak clearly and avoid using slang words or abbreviations when communicating with your colleagues or clients.

3) Maintain eye contact when talking with someone so that they know that they have your full attention while they speak with you.

4) Always provide feedback after someone has finished speaking so that they know how much you understand them and whether or not there are any misunderstandings between the two of you; this feedback can also help clarify things for both parties involved.

5) Don’t interrupt when someone is trying to speak with you; wait until they’ve finished before responding in order to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings between the two parties involved in the conversation.

6) Update your managers and coworkers about the progress of the job you are working on. Communicate if…



Przemyslaw Jarzynski

20+ years in Web Development | Senior Web Dev in leading cloud-computing company for the life sciences with HQ in California. YouTube: