Being able to listen carefully, and being open to what others are saying is crucial to being a good communicator. During interviews, the HR interviewer is trying to share a message with you, and it is essential that you understand and are able to repeat it back. Only if you hear and absorb their messages will be able to communicate effectively. Listen carefully until they are finished speaking, and ensure your body language shows attention to them.
- Show the other party you’ve been actively listening by restating their portion of the argument for clarity
- Take your time to respond to questions that are being asked of you
- Utilize other methods of body language such as head nodding or smiling to show your interest in what is being said
“Yes, the art of speaking is important, and listening is just as critical as speaking in the communication process.”