Communication Skills and Job Interviews
Communication skills play a vital role in shaping the career as well as managing professional and personal life. Withholding the effective communication skills, you can have a long run on the successful career path. It is an untold factor of evaluation that been assessed throughout your job interview which initiates from the time you submitted a resume. Knowing the fact. IPER always focused on various educational and cultural programs to groom students and enhance their communication skills.
The effective communication skill set is a gamut of verbal and non-verbal communications that help you representing efficiently. The list of non-verbal skills includes interpersonal skills, body language, presentation, active listening, writing, confidence, and empathy. Thus, students should focus to hone these skills significantly with the verbal skills.
Discussing the enhancement of communication skills gave a direct message to students to Google the best of institutes. According to students, learning communication skills is subjected to enroll with any reputed institute who can make them learn about all basics of effective skills. Although flouting this myth, enhancing communication skill is not a degree or diploma that can be learned in such a short period but should get implemented in a daily habit.
Students need to follow more on daily life habits rather than pursuing any crash course. So, let us ignore the myth of pursuing course let’s adhere following habits to maintain the personal and professional healthy relationship.
Enhancing Verbal Communication Skills:
- Speak softly and gently-You could not start speaking softly in some days, you have to practice this in routine. Be patient, don’t rude, don’t speak loudly so that everyone is listening to you and even don’t make your pitch very slow so that no one can listen to you, For improving your verbal skills you can start.
- Record Communication – Record your communication over a call and analyze the pitch and tone. Focus on the possibilities and discuss with your guidance, parents or mentors for the improving areas.
- Follow the Correct Usage of Words; don’t use new words if you are not aware of its usage and meaning.
- Be an active Participants: Do participate in group discussion, debate, panel discussion, and public speaking events. (IPER regularly conducts the panel discussion, debate competition, group discussion to develop verbal skills).
- Enhance Language: Improve your English by reading a newspaper, watch English movies and programs. Read good books and make your own dictionary. Start communicating in English in groups, with friends and an institute.
- Be Aware and Updated– It is required to be updated with the current affairs and trends. Many times in an interview, interviewer pick up the current topic for discussion or you have to face a group discussion.
- Accept Suggestions: Last but most important is that accept the suggestions. Don’t feel insulted and panic if someone corrects you, take it as a feedback and work on that part. You can even ask your mentors or seniors to correct you if you are wrong at any point.
Enhancing Non-Verbal Communication Skills;
Non-Verbal communication skills have a long range of skills to look upon. If your words are not matching with the way you are presenting yourself, it is a bigger failure. Therefore, focusing non-verbal communication is also vital for personality development and grooming.
- Focus: At the time of appearing in the interview, you should focus on your profile and the job role. Avoid unnecessary gossips and discussion with staff or candidates. Do not use mobile phones and keep it on silent.
- Do not Interrupt: Agreed the fact that you are asked to discuss with HR and have to answer professionally but this is the time where you have to be a good listener. Let convey them their message and then you can answer politely and softly.
- Hold your stress: It is important to hold the stress. To be fresh, take proper sleep and have your food before facing the interview. It will help you to look fresh and focused.
- Follow correct Body Postures: While appearing in the interview, keep smile not laugh, makes eye contact don’t stare, be comfortable don’t be lazy, don’t fold your arms to hide your nervousness, be confident- but don’t be over-confident.
- Listen– Agreed that in an interview, you have to answer the questions and represents you but it is very important to enhance your listening skills. Because you have to listen to questions properly then only you can answer perfectly. Things you have to remember so it is better to listen carefully without interruption.
- Ask Questions: successful communication has a two-sided conversation. So, instead of unnecessary gossips ask some relevant questions related to the company, profile, role, timings, and policy. Don’t carry any confusion; ask the concerned person in a polite and professional manner.
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