Communication skills are the most required skills in every profession. In a job interview, it is your communication skills that show your personality and the type of employee you will be. Hence, you must be fluent in it. But communication is not restricted to just spoken language, but it also includes your body language, gestures and more.
So, without further ado let’s find out about the two types of communications and how they affect your job interview.
In layman’s language, any communication which give words to your feelings, thoughts, ideas, opinion and expression is termed as verbal communication. It consists of different forms of speeches, discussions, presentation and conversation. However, in this form of communication, a lot of things matters. Such as the tone of the speaker, clarity of speech, volume, speed and quality of words. In addition to that, you also get immediate feedback and the subject matters a lot. And, it is applicable in both formal and informal communication.
You should keep the 7Cs (Clear, correct, complete, concrete, concise, consideration and courteous) in your mind, especially when preparing for your job interview. You must use a formal way of communication. Speak clearly and keep your pronunciation and vocabulary in check. And, don’t be afraid to ask relevant questions because this will show your ability to effectively communicate.
Communication which conveys information about the emotional state of someone and regulate the flow of communication. This type of communication is known as non-verbal communication. Things like hand and eye movements, postures and gestures are part of it. However, sometimes specific body movements and facial expressions can be culturally specific. Hence, you should always be careful about the message your body is conveying.
Non-verbal communication can come handy when it comes to facing the interviewer. For instance, a confident handshake and a nod to your recruiter’s colleagues will show them how confident you in though from the inside you are nervous. In addition to that, keep a balance between subtle movements and ‘stiff’ postures to look like you agree with the recruiter.
Sometimes non-verbal communication can act as a barrier. For example, when the interviewer could not understand what you are saying or might interpret it wrong. Therefore, your body language should convey confidence, respect and politeness to create a positive impression on the hiring manager.
So, these are some of the ways how communication can affect your job interview and how you should present yourself in front of the recruiter. But if you feel anxious about your job interview then use Mock-AI to evaluate both your verbal and non-verbal communication skills. This will help you in the areas where you lack and how you can improve those.