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

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

Updated on January 22nd, 2019 | 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

The interviewer would like to know how you rate your communication skills. First, on a scale of 1-10, discuss how skilled are you in communication. Try to avoid giving yourself a 10, and nobody is perfect, and you do not want to come across as overly confident or someone who has no room for feedback and improvement. Alternately, avoid giving yourself too little credit. You do not want to paint the picture that you are a communication dud! Try to remain in the 7.5-9.5 range while staying honest and accurate. Use an example of your excellent communication to back your answer.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I rate my communication skills as a 9/10 as I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as clear as I would like to be. My supervisor and co-workers will attest to my clear and concise communication skills. Because I am an open leader, my team will let me know if I need to clarify anything."

Admin
Answer example

"I will rate myself an eight because I value communication but, just like most people, I have things to learn. Some ways that I ensure clear communication are by utilizing multiple methods of delivering messages, and I give ample time for questions before implementing changes."

Manager
Answer example

"I will rate myself an 8.5 because I consider myself a strong communicator, especially when relaying important policy changes to my team. It is the foundation of all success in business. I am always striving to be a better communicator, so I leave the rest of the scale as an aspirational measure."

Marketing
Answer example

"Communication is at the heart of what we do in marketing. We have to communicate messages, brand stories, and more. I am an exceptional communicator and will rate myself as a 9/10 and always improving."

Retail
Answer example

"I will rate my communication skills a 7.5/10. I am newer to my career, but I have gone through a great deal of training in customer service. I plan only to become better! If you have recommendations on books or training, I would love to hear them."

Sales
Answer example

"I should not rate myself as a 10/10 because I do not believe everyone is perfect in communication. I would describe myself as an advanced communicator since the majority of my job requires the exchange of important information."

Teacher
Answer example

"Teachers need to be excellent communicators! In addition to my formal training in education, I have also taken workshops focused on dispute resolution, communication styles, and body language. I would rate myself 9/10 and continually improving!"

Advertising Manager
Answer example

"I rate my communication skills as a 9/10 as I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as clear as I would like to be. My supervisor and co-workers will attest to my clear and concise communication skills. Because I am an open leader, my team will let me know if I need to clarify anything."

High School Teacher
Answer example

"I rate my communication skills as a 9/10 as I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as clear as I would like to be. My faculty will attest to my clear and concise communication skills. Because I am an open communicator, my coworkers and students will let me know if I need to clarify anything."

Nurse Practitioner
Answer example

"I rate my communication skills as a 9/10 as I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as clear as I would like to be. My fellow nursing staff will attest to my clear and concise communication skills. Because I am an open leader, my team will let me know if I need to clarify anything."

Medical Assistant
Answer example

"As a medical assistant, I realize that good patient care is crucial if we expect positive outcomes. This is stressful, but I always try to compartmentalize my stress and channel it, in a healthy way. I have a strong support network and yoga is my 'go to' stress reliever, after a shift."

Kitchen Manager
Answer example

"I rate my communication skills as a 9/10 as I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as clear as I would like to be. My current kitchen staff will attest to my clear and concise communication skills. Because I am an open leader, my team will let me know if I need to clarify anything."

Union Representative
Answer example

"I love communicating with all kinds of people and since this is one major part of a union representative's job, I believe that I can do it very well. I have never found it difficult to reach someone and talk about anything. My communication skills both written and verbal are excellent as per my knowledge."

Patient Services Coordinator
Answer example

"Excellent. I believe communicating well is a required skill for this profession and I believe that is one of my best assets. I enjoy communicating both with the hospital staff and with patients."

Usher
Answer example

"I pride myself on my excellent communication skills. For instance, (... X example of your excellent communication skills, e.g., when working on a team project in a professional or volunteer capacity, or in a university setting)."

Nursing Aide
Answer example

"I've always been motivated by the challenge of a tough situation. In my last role, I came across a particular patient who refused to participate in any activities. I was told he was 'always gruff and impossible.' I talked with him and was able to find something we had in common, which calmed him down. After the patient saw me make an effort to better understand his situation, he became much more agreeable to my aide. I love facing and overcoming challenges on such a personal level."

Ticket Agent
Answer example

"I pride myself on my excellent communication skills. For instance, (X example of your excellent communication skills, e.g., when working on a team project in a professional or volunteer capacity, or in a university setting)."

Dishwasher
Answer example

"I will rate my communication skills as an 8/10 as I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as clear as I would like to be. My current co-workers will attest to my clear and concise communication skills. I fully understand the need for clear communication in a kitchen environment."

Line Cook
Answer example

"They are excellent. People have told me I am a strong interpersonal communicator. I try to adapt my communications to my audience as I realize people have differing communication preferences. Most importantly, I communicate transparently. I like to let my team know what I am doing and when needed, why I am doing it. Communication is the key to success and I specialize in applying this to my role as a line cook."

Urban and Regional Planners
Answer example

"I have been told by my current manager that my communication skills are very good. I try to always break my emails and phone conversations down to the simplest facts so that everyone involved is receiving the most pertinent information. I also possess great follow up skills."

Electrical Technician
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 writing RFP's and quotes."

Model
Answer example

"I rate my communication skills as a 9/10 as I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as clear as I would like to be. The photographers and other professionals I have worked with in the past will attest to my clear and concise communication skills."

ABE Teacher
Answer example

"I rate my communication skills as a 9/10 as I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as clear as I would like to be. My fellow teachers and students will attest to my clear and concise communication skills. Because I am an open leader, my students will let me know if I need to clarify anything."

Air Traffic Controllers
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."

Telephone Operators
Answer example

"I would rate my communication skills 10/1; I pride myself on my excellent communication skills. For instance, while working for (X company) as a/an (X position title), , I had to (X duties involving advanced communication skills). I did such a good job that my clients told my supervisor how effectively I had worked."

Grounds Maintenance Worker
Answer example

"I have always been told that my communication skills are strong. I try to communicate in a way that is simple and sincere. I like people, so that is easy for me. Clear and simple communication is the best way for me to be spoken to as well. I like to know what my responsibilities are for the day and go from there. If I have questions, I will certainly ask for clarification."

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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: 01/22/2019

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