Communication Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your next job interview, here are 20 interview questions and answer examples focused on your communication skills.

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How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?

The interviewer would like to know that you lead by example when it comes to communication in the workplace. Breakdown of communication in a business setting can have dire effects on the profitability of an organization. This effect is why it is essential, as a leader, to understand that 'telling' and 'showing' are two very different things when it comes to proper communication. Give examples of how you put dialogue into action in the workplace.

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20 Communication Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?

  • 2. After receiving information from your supervisor, how do you ensure you properly communicate this information to your team?

  • 3. Tell me about a time when you improved communication between yourself and a co-worker or client.

  • 4. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

  • 5. Tell me about a time when your communication skills greatly benefited your team.

  • 6. How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?

  • 7. When entering a new job, describe how you build relationships with your new coworkers and supervisors.

  • 8. What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?

  • 9. How would you describe your written communication skills?

  • 10. Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.

  • 11. How do you handle communicating bad news to a fellow worker or subordinate?

  • 12. Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?

  • 13. Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.

  • 14. At your current or former place of employment, how important was communication and dealing with others?

  • 15. Tell me about a time when you had to use your verbal communication skills in order to get a point across that was important to you.

  • 16. How do you build rapport with your clients?

  • 17. Do you consider yourself a persuasive person?

  • 18. What are the components of a successful, and effective, presentation?

  • 19. Rate your listening skills from 1-10. What would your coworkers say about your listening skills?

  • 20. How would you handle working for a boss who was a poor communicator?