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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.

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How would you describe your written communication skills?

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Communication Interview Questions & Answers

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    How would you describe your written communication skills?

      How to Answer

      Being a bright communicator, in written form, is an essential skill to master. Discuss any courses you have taken in communication, journalism, or writing. If you have a sample of your written communication in the form of a report of a work-related article, you can certainly bring that example with you. Talk to the interviewer about your written communication abilities and support your answer with a case or story.

      Here are some words to describe your communication skills:

      - Articulate
      - Crisp
      - Eloquent
      - Formal
      - Informal
      - Punchy
      - Succinct

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I would describe my written communication skills as succinct and would rate myself as a 9/10. I have always had a penchant for writing and have taken university courses related to communication, writing, and journalism."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "As an administrative assistant, my written communication has to be perfect, as it often comes on behalf of the executive whom I support. I would describe my written skills as concise and cordial."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "I have strong written communication skills. I spend a lot of time working on teams from around the world and have to be able to communicate clearly."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "I communicate diligently with my clients who often request every decision in writing. In addition to my marketing education, I have also taken technical writing courses."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "I describe my written communication skills as brief yet informative. I like to use bullet points so that the important reading points are obvious to the recipient."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "I have above average written communication skills. I am an experienced writer and have also written many successful quotes and RFP's in my career. I would describe my written communication skills as clear, concise, and thorough."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "My written communication skills are powerful. I often utilize written communications as a follow up to verbal communications. They provide a great resource for my students and their parents to go back to, and reference, plus they might answer any questions that come up along the way."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Auto Mechanic Interview

      "I would describe my written communication skills as very strong and would rate myself a 9/10. I have always had a penchant for writing and have taken university courses related to communication, writing, and journalism."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Benefits Manager Interview

      "I would describe my written communication skills as very strong and would rate myself as a 9/10. I have always had a penchant for writing and have taken university courses related to communication, writing, and business administration."

      Rachelle's Answer for a 911 Dispatcher Interview

      "I would describe my written communication skills as very strong and would rate myself as a 9/10. I have always had a penchant for writing and have taken university courses related to communication, writing, and journalism."

      3 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "I would describe my written communication skills as great and improving. For example, I write up Preventative Maintenance Plans, Project Execution plans, and Standard Operating Procedures regularly."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Very good! If you have samples of these that do not break any confidentiality agreements, consider adding these files into your portfolio to share with the interviewer.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "As an SAP Functional Consultant, my written communication has to be perfect, as it often helps my co-worker to follow the instructions to understand the business process if any technical issues arise or any training or demonstration conducted. I would describe my written skills as concise and cordial."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Great response! You are clear on your communication style and I like that you give an example as to why you are so aware of the need for excellent communication.

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