Many recruiters, hiring managers, and HR pros feel that communication skills are the most important traits an applicant can highlight during a job search.
But how do you improve your communication skills?
Writing emails may seem straightforward: type out your message, enter the address, and hit send. But there’s more to it. Much more.
Writing effective emails is a skill developed through experience, and there are email etiquette rules you have to learn.
Time management is the key to career success. Specifically, good and wise time management. The kind that helps you get more things done. The kind that allows you to know what’s coming next. The kind that won’t let you waste a minute, even if something goes wrong or plans change. There are many things that wise time management skills can help you achieve once you get the hang of it. Even if at first it seems like only a professional could manage their time so well.
Many college students hate the English Comp requirement. What possible good does it provide for a business or STEM major? After, it’s not like they’ll be looking for a job as a writer. In truth, however, developing strong writing skills helps you communicate clearly, professionally, and precisely. And even a well written email can set you apart from others in you field. People with strong writing skills stand a better chance of getting hired by top tier employers and, in the end, they make more money.
As companies look for ways to pull the best candidates from an increasingly qualified pool, soft skills like communication become more important. But it’s not just about getting the job…
Effective communication skills help you do the job you signed on to do and enhance your prospects for the future.
Each of us exhibits emotional intelligence (EQ) in three ways: using emotions, understanding and perceiving emotions, and managing emotions.
For a better idea of where you stand regarding EQ, take a look at this infographic from NetCredit…