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

8 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know if you are accustomed to working in a highly communicative environment or if you are more used to a work environment where everyone keeps their thoughts to themselves until mistakes are made. If your most recent role was not a highly communicative environment, discuss positions further in the past. Avoid speaking poorly of the communication in your most recent role. If the situation was not ideal, you could say just that. Show that you fully understand the repercussions of poor communication.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"In my previous role, healthy communication was required to protect the safety of our employees. We transported dangerous goods, and our management required that we all take specific workshops on communication and documentation. Because of this, my communication skills are powerful."

Admin
Answer example

"I am an executive assistant to the CEO and CFO of my company. If I do not communicate properly, clients leave, and deals can fall through. Strong communication is vital in my role."

Manager
Answer example

"Excellent communication is key to everything when it comes to dealing with others. Communication style can make or break deals with anyone. I leverage communication skills to enhance relationships with my team wherever possible."

Marketing
Answer example

"We used a lot of communication apps to encourage a strong level of communication between teams. We worked on a lot of big projects where communication was the one factor that could make or break a successful campaign."

Retail
Answer example

"There is not a strong level of communication in my current workplace. This reality is part of the reason why I am seeking new employment. I highly value clear communication. Do you encourage strong communication between retail locations here?"

Sales
Answer example

"Communication is always important if you want your business to be successful. Lack of communication can decrease morale, upset customers, and cause conflict with vendors. The organization which I currently work offers excellent communication strategies, and I have learned a lot from those."

Teacher
Answer example

"As a teacher, communication is incredibly important. I would never compromise communication between the faculty, student body, or their parents."

Loan Assistant
Answer example

"In my previous role, healthy communication was required in order to protect the safety of our employees. We transported dangerous goods and it was required by our management that we all take specific workshops on communication and documentation. Because of this, my communication skills are exceptionally strong."

Written by:

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 01/10/2017
Last modified on: 08/10/2018

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