Communication in an interview is vital to impressing your potential future employers. You might have heard of the four Cs to a successful interview when googling ‘interview tips’. Confidence, curiosity, communication, and class.
All four are just as essential as the next, however after a recent poll, communication was voted as the most important.
Communication is important in almost every aspect of life, but when trying to impress a stranger who may become your future employer, there is a specific angle to it.
So why is communication so important?
Your communication is your confidence.
Your confidence will come through as you begin to improve your communication skills. It’s essentially filling both needs with one fell swoop. If you know what you need to communicate during the interview, this shows your confidence in your answers and how well you can articulate yourself in a conversation.
Practice, have your examples, ask questions, take time to think about your answers and firstly breathe.
Show that you are prepared.
It goes without saying, you can’t go into an interview clueless. The interview is about selling yourself and highlighting why you are the perfect candidate. To go in unprepared and unaware of what the company does is a one-way ticket out the door.
Do as much research beforehand about the company, their history, their recent projects, and an overview of the job role. This all means that whatever you get asked, you’re prepared to answer.
Clear communication means avoiding unexpected issues down the line.
The interview is the place to ask all the right questions and give the right answers. There will probably be gaps from the job description that you’re curious about. By clearly communicating and asking what those blanks are and with how you want to fill them in, means that issues can be quickly resolved down the line.
Miscommunication can be a massive influence as to why people leave their role. By curbing the problem from the start will leave you more secure. This also means listening and noting down in your head what is being told. Communication goes both ways, talking and listening.
This could mean pushing on role details, asking what your daily routine will look like and asking what the salary expectations are, from the interviewer and yourself.