Enhance your Oral Communication Skills and ace Interviews
How would the interview panel choose between any two candidates with almost equal calibre, when they have applied for the same job? One must understand the importance of Oral Communication Skills in today’s world. According to a survey of Human Resource and Recruiting professionals done by iCIMS – a talent acquisition software company, more than 60 per cent of the recruiters are more likely to give the job to the ones with better oral communication skills.
The communication skills of any job applicant in today’s world, has been observed to play a crucial role while getting a job. If a person has good communication skills, it adds to the credentials mentioned on the candidate’s bio-data or resume. It automatically boosts one’s image in front of the recruiting panel. This skill is powerful enough to have an edge in any job interview, irrespective of the type of company or field of work. Business enterprises across the globe are appealed by people with good oral communication skills. In our nation, we have seen that nowadays, the entrance examinations conducted by the Central and State Governments have a personal interview round. Here each candidate is screened based on their oral communication skills. This shows the importance of such skills in today’s world.
There a number of factors those have led to the demand of fluency of oral communication skills in jobs nowadays. But the foremost reason for this is globalisation. Communication skills come I handy while handling relations between the partners; or maintaining ties with other companies essential for the growth of the parent company. Moreover, communication skills must be forte of any team leader in the world of business enterprises. The team members must also have good communication skills so as to enhance productivity while communicating, sharing of ideas and working together towards a common goal.
Oral communication skills consist of a number of nuances put together. These branches together contribute to extraordinary oral communication skills of a person. One must be a good listener as well as a good observer to enhance productivity. One must also be prepared to clear any obstacles in the path to success, which brings in enthusiasm in a person. Nowadays, one’s fashion sense, body language as well as presentation skills play key roles in determining the oral communication skills of a person. Politeness and humility are ornaments for any job seeker.
Usually, candidates when nervous tend to avoid eye contact while answering questions put up by the interview panel. This gives a negative feedback to the interview panel. And never forget to thank the interviewers at the end. The candidate’s phone must not disturb the process of interview; else it will show that a candidate is not serious about work.
So speak up to get a job. And maintain good oral communication skills so as to appeal to the interview panel. Along with problem-solving skills, time-management and problem-solving expertise, good oral communication skills are a must nowadays.