Should your resume talk about the strength of your communication skills? Do communication skills really matter? If so, why? Students working towards securing their first job and professionals looking for career advancement have contemplated this for many years.
The answer is yes! Communication skills form part of the assorted bouquet of soft skills. In an effort to make oneself job ready, we focus a tad too much on honing our core functional skills overlooking the development of soft skills. However, we painfully realize their significance when we are unable to, let`s say, articulate our functional skills during an interview or placement drive.
How clearly we express our educational qualifications, professional experience, skills set and interests in a resume determines the certainty of securing an interview call or a job offer. And it doesn`t end there, the confidence with which we approach a job interview, the alacrity with which we respond to the interviewer`s questions and the tenacity with which we handle conflicting views ensures our career escalation. (more…)