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    So, I'm aware of the fact many employers look for soft skills, so I'm wondering of any extra curriculars that develop specific soft skills that sit with my skill set.

    At the moment I'm a private programming tutor online, I help coach basketball in the lower school and that's about it.

    My skills:
    Academically I'm quite adept (All As and A*s at GCSE), taking maths, further maths, physics and computing atm in Year 12.
    I'm fluent in an array of programming languages (Java, C#, C++ and Python)
    I'm not the best at playing basketball but I'm alright
    I'm quite good at karate (my club shut down JUST after I got green belt after only 2 gradings so I'm looking for a new one) although I studied wing chun from 9 - 14 so that helped with my fight sense in general.

    Any ideas for what I could do to gain more soft skills? I've thought of volunteering and tutoring in school but the opportunities are really hard to find where I live.
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    Tutoring and coaching are great extra-curricular activities to have. It shows you can work and communicate with younger students.

    Do you have something like a local volunteer centre in your town or go on do-it online? They usually have a wide range of volunteering opportunities such as befriending, charity shop work, fundraising, conservation work and admin. If there is nothing in your town, perhaps maybe in the next city/town if it is easy for you to travel.

    If you are wanting to get work experience or volunteering at schools, you can always get into contact with them. Write a letter explaining who you are and what you want to do. Before, I did a lot of volunteering at my old primary school, helping out with the reception classes and preparing materials for art classes and tidying up. If you contact your old school you might have more of a chance?
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