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Question 2 of 28 for our Athletic Trainer Mock Interview

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Question 2 of 28

Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?

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In which manner do you prefer to communicate - written or verbal? Discuss your preference with the interviewer and support your answer.

Written by Rachelle Enns

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  • 2. Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?

      How to Answer

      In which manner do you prefer to communicate - written or verbal? Discuss your preference with the interviewer and support your answer.

      Written by Rachelle Enns

      Entry Level

      "I do not lean one way or another when it comes to verbal or written communication. Both are equally important to me. If I have to choose just one, I will choose written communication as one can always look back on written communication for reference."

      Written by Rachelle Enns

      1st Answer Example

      "I prefer verbal communication because I feel that with written communication, a lot can be misread due to lack of tone, fluctuation, expression and body language. I will always choose a face to face conversation whenever possible."

      Written by Rachelle Enns

      Experienced

      "I like to leverage both methods of communications when dealing with business. Sometimes, situations call for verbal communications and other times, written. As a rule of thumb, I tend to practice verbal communications, with written follow up or vice versa. Utilizing multiple methods creates repetition and therefore, change."

      Written by Rachelle Enns

      Community Answer

      "Communication is essential in the work environment, and both are equally important. However, I prefer verbal communication because I enjoy face-to-face interactions. I can read body language and gain a sense of tone and expressions. Plus, written communication can be misunderstood, though it is a good strategy for documenting a conversation."

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      Rachelle Enns

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      Your answer has a lot of balance, which is great! It sounds as though you are a very thoughtful communicator, and I like the fact that you provided some examples of when each form of communication is most beneficial.