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5 Must-Have Interpersonal Skills to Get You a Job

Interpersonal Skills are among the most efficient and killer tools for fresher to get the job. They can be extremely handy for triggering one’s career. These skills help to discriminate between a good and a great employee. Many times you must have seen the people who are literally a pleasure to work with. We feel more comfortable assigning a job to them and feel relaxed being a part of their team. They have an attractive personality and a knack for winning people. Well, here are some most eminent traits and skills that serve to shape their attractive characters.

1. Oral Communication, the king of Interpersonal Skills:


The verbal communication of the people is not always a God-gifted talent. This is an ability that can be developed over the time. The verbal communication actually is a superset of several skills that are interrelated with each other like listening, writing and reading. Never ever forget the Seven C’s of the community. The message of a person must be complete and concise with a substantial level of clarity. I have often seen that people normally rush to speak for themselves and end up in a mess. They leave a bad impression on the clients, subordinates, and the bosses. The tip here is to develop a tone that one’s feel the most appropriate for him to listen. It is the ability about staying calm and looking before a leap. This small break often makes you polite, increases the interest people in conversation, augments the focus, and appeals to the emotions in the situation.

2. Non-Verbal Communication:

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Have you ever warmly hugged, patted and appreciated your friend on his success saying, “You are a fu*king genius”? Literally, we do things like that. Here these were not the words but the expressions and gestures that worked to communication your expressions. Therefore, I rate non-verbal communication higher than rest of the interpersonal skills. Some people have shouting eyes that never need to utter a word to show their intentions, fears, anxiety, and depression. The feeling, emotions, and expression serve to induce the motivation among subordinates. The body languages of the interviewees are often the decisive performance parameter in the hiring process. A control on the nerves and the body is essential for suppressing and keeping the negative vibes and revealing the positive mental attitude towards different matters.

3. The art of Questioning:

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This essential trait is directly related to the listening. A person can’t be a good questioner without being a good listener. It is an effective tool for interrupting, triggering, and terminating a discussion. The question is an art because it triggers in listeners the desire of listening, a wish of exploring the stuff and a craving to work out the answer. The craft of quality questioning comes up with a strategy. Some questions must be kept for the other days. They must be asked to the suitable person at the most appropriate juncture to pull off the desired results.

4. Social Consciousness:

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The introverts often struggle in the corporate climate. Working in the offices means to work in collaboration with a team. One has to fine tune one’s attitude to develop chemistry with the things going around. Now if a person is only concern with the assigned job and the success of his own project, the personal is more likely to suffer from the corporate solitude. A person concerned about the problems confronted to the other fellows is often helped in the bad times of crushing workloads which often leads to the depression. We recommend a high level of social awareness as the vital essence in the set of interpersonal skills of proactive leaders.

5. Self-Management:

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Sub-sets of self-management are a wonder list. This may include honesty, integrity, initiative, confidence, time management skills etc. The science of managing oneself mainly involves the interpersonal skills that are extroverted and demonstrative. It is an essential tool for improving one’s emotional intelligence. This involves the controlling of emotions, hiding frustrations, avoiding disturbances, and keeping one intact to the personal and collective goals. This is a trait that is certainly related to the context of the culture and expectation of the working climate. Self-management is quite handy for avoiding the negative practices like the bullying, harassment and leg pulling in the hostile work environments.

About Fahad Aslam

Fahad Aslam Khokhar is a research writer and a mentor. Currently, he is working as Head of Online Earning at Ashraf Chaudhry Associates. He enjoys keeping pace with the advanced development in the field of self-help, health, and social sciences. In addition to auntyeinstein.com, he writes for several websites on personal development.

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