Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Friday, September 18, 2015
Understanding the importance of good communication skills shows that you know what employers are looking for in a potential employee. Many candidates can overcome concerns over lack of experience if they can impress an employer with their communication skills. The way that you can show your communication off is through oral and written communication. For honing your oral communication skills, the key is to practice, practice, practice. You will want to have someone you trust hear how you respond to questions and provide honest feedback. You can also video yourself answering questions so you can see how you sound and work on any areas which need improvement. If you have an opportunity to do any presentations at school or work, take them, as these will also make your more skilled. For written communications, you can provide an employer with samples of any proposals, papers, articles, blogs, etc... which you have received positive feedback on. You will also want to make sure any information you put out on social media channels that an employer may be able to check out, is well written. In addition, any correspondence you have with the employer should not have any errors in them. All the best to you in your search!