ye contact is a key element of non- verbal communication, yet additional nonverbal elements are important in communicating with a potential employer. So to be an effective communicator, you should strengthen both verbal and nonverbal skills.
For instance, what does a limp-noodle handshake from candidate A say to an employer's hiring representative in com- parison to a solid-but-not-too-firm handshake from candidate B. Seeking the best person to fit within the employer's workforce, the hiring manager likely will conclude that candidate A lacks self-esteem while candidate B's solid handshake indicates a good dose of self-confidence. Thus, candidate B will move forward in the review process while candidate A will receive notice of being dropped from consideration for a job opening.
Additional factors of nonverbal commun- ication include: clothing that a job seeker selects for an interview; does the individual situp-straight or slouch during the session; and does the job seeker fidget and look around the room or remain calm and focused during the interview.
GOOD VERBAL COMMUNICATION
AND LISTENING SKILLS
LIKEWISE ARE VITAL TO THRIVING
IN A WORKPLACE
When you're talking to a potential em- ployer, you should keep your comments focused on the issue or question at hand, and, once again, you should maintain good eye contact with the employer. Moreover, a key aspect of effective communications is to listen well to remarks by the employer, and you should work on your listening skills outside of a conversation with a potential employer.
WorkOne's instructor has lots of ideas about how to boost your skills to become an effective communicator.
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