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Communication Interview Questions

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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

Communication was updated on April 19th, 2019. Learn more here.

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

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Communication Interview Questions & Answers

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

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know more about your ability to communicate third-party information to your team. A huge part of proper communication is the ability to listen to the original set of data and relay it accordingly. Miscommunication can be costly, so it is an immensely vital skill to be able to convey information carefully and accurately. Discuss with the interviewer how you go about doing so.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "When I receive new information from my supervisor I will run my understanding of it by the supervisor to ensure that my interpretation is correct. After that, I will relay the information formally, in writing, to my team. This method eliminates word of mouth and misinterpretation surrounding the issue."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I ensure proper communication by delivering the direction in multiple ways, usually in-person and electronically through email. There are multiple communication preferences in my office, and for that reason, I try to tailor my communication to each persons' preferences."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "I hold daily morning meetings with my team so that I can accurately communicate any new policies or procedural changes to my team. This process allows me to address their questions immediately which avoids miscommunication in most cases."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "I ensure I have the correct directives from my marketing director and there is clarity over the required direction. Once that happens, I cascade the communications out to my team - typically in a huddle/face-to-face communication. I follow this up with a written form of communication."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "When I receive instructions from our corporate head office, I will hold a quick team huddle to review. If the information came in written form, I will print it, have everyone initial that they read the correspondence, and then add the page into our communications binder."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "When receiving information that needs passing along, I prefer to include it in an email. This way my team of reps can look back on the information whenever they need. This method eliminates a lot of opportunity for miscommunication."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "I prefer to communicate in person so that any questions other teachers may have, will not be misinterpreted. When relaying communication to parents, I prefer to use email or our group app called Class Dojo. This way there is a continuous record of the conversations."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Residential Advisors Interview

      "When I receive new information from my supervisor I will run my understanding of it by the supervisor to ensure that my interpretation is correct. After that, I will relay the information formally (in writing) to my team. This eliminates word of mouth and misinterpretation surrounding the issue."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Heavy Equipment Operator Interview

      "When I receive new information from my supervisor I will run my understanding of it by the supervisor to ensure that my interpretation is correct. After that, I will relay the information formally (in writing) to my team, and then I will follow that up with verbal confirmation."

      4 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "When I get any new information from my supervisor that needs to be disseminated to the team, I send e-mail, and if the information requires a meeting to discuss the topic, I will schedule a meeting with the team."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Good! This answer shows the interviewer that you are organized and a thoughtful communicator.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I first ensure that I have understood the information provided to me by my supervisor correctly by adopting active listening skills. I then take the time to translate this information into an easy-to-understand and manner that is relevant for my team members."

      Chad's Answer

      Good. The interviewer will be confident of your ability to understand and communicate information effectively.

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