It should come as no surprise that employers look for candidates with strong communication skills when hiring. The question is, what skill is most important when considering potential applicants?
According to Alison Doyle, via The Balance, listening is tops.
Being a good listener is one of the best ways to be a good communicator. No one likes communicating with someone who only cares about putting in her two cents, and does not take the time to listen to the other person.
It’s also important that your message is direct. It should be clear, but brief. This is No. 3 on the list: clarity and concision.
Rounding out the top 10 are the following skills:
2. Nonverbal communication
3. Clarity and concision
10. Picking the right medium
Think you have all the right stuff? If so, FCB Global is looking for a director of PR and corporate communications.
Candidates for the Chicago-based position must have experience in project management, event planning, and PR and corporate communications—as well as at least seven years of agency PR experience.
Candidates should also possess the ability to interact with senior-level executives and members of the press. Strong interpersonal, speaking, writing and editing skills are also desired.
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