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How would you describe your written communication skills?

1 of 20 Communication Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 29th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"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."

Admin
Answer example

"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."

Manager
Answer example

"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."

Marketing
Answer example

"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."

Retail
Answer example

"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."

Sales
Answer example

"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."

Teacher
Answer example

"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."

Auto Mechanic
Answer example

"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."

Benefits Manager
Answer example

"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."

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 a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 01/10/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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