Now that the holidays are over and everyone has had time to review their new year’s resolutions, more and more people are considering a career move. As a tech recruiter, we would like to give job searchers some advice on how to convey their communication skills in a job interview. Effective communication is a vital skill in any profession, and highlighting your communication skills in a job interview can give you a competitive edge. Especially since soft skills and communication skills are getting more and more important. Here are a few ways to demonstrate your communication skills:
Prepare for common interview questions
Research common interview questions and practice your responses (also about your salary). This will help you articulate your thoughts clearly and concisely.
Use specific examples from your past experience to illustrate your communication skills. For example, you could talk about a time when you successfully negotiated a deal or resolved a conflict through effective communication. Extra tip: Use the STAR method when giving examples.
Show active listening skills
During the interview, make sure to actively listen to the interviewer’s questions and responses. This means maintaining eye contact, nodding and asking follow-up questions to show that your are fully engaged in the conversation.
Be clear and concise
In your responses, aim to be clear and concise. Avoid rambling or going off on tangents and try to stick to the point. Do you want to now how to prepare for a job interview as a hiring manager, check that post via the link.