To get a good Job, Communication and Soft Skills are most important to students.Most of the HR opine that often, they find it difficult to select the right candidate for the jobs at hand because of lack of adequate skills in the candidate. Employers value soft skills, because research suggests that they are just as good an indicator of job performance as traditional job qualifications or hard skills. Soft Skills can be improved by building a good character. Building a good character can't happen overnight it is a long enduring process which takes a lot of time.
Effective communication skills:
- Completeness:-The message must be complete and geared to the receiver’s perception of the world. The message must be based on facts and a complex message needs additional information
- Concreteness:-Concrete business communication is also about a clear message.The words used as well as the sentence structure can be interpreted uni-vocally. Nothing is left to the imagination.
- Courtesy:-In addition to considering the feelings and points of view of the target group, it is also important to approach the audience in a friendly and courteous manner.
- Correctness:-A correct use of language has the preference. In written business communication, grammatical errors must be avoided and stylistic lapses or a wrong use of verbs are not sufficient either in verbal communication.
- Consideration:-In order to communicate well, it is important to relate to the target group and be involved.By taking the audience into account, the message can be geared towards them.Factors that play a role in this are for example: professional knowledge, level of education, age and interests.
- Conciseness:-A message is clear when the story line is consistent and when this does not contain any inconsistencies. When facts are mentioned, it is important that there is consistent, supporting information.
- Clarity:-Clear or plain language is characterized by explicitness, short sentences and concrete words. Fuzzy language is absolutely forbidden, as are formal language and cliche expressions.