The Communication Skills Necessary for Success in a Career

Essay by zgofastUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, March 2004

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Being able to communicate well will help in many situations in business. Effective interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills are vital in the professional environment. The ability to interact effectively with other people is a communication skill necessary for your success.

Interpersonal communication skills are necessary when working with people in different areas of a career. Your career may require you to address very diverse business issues. If you lack effective interpersonal skills, you may cause a problem larger than the one already on hand. Other interpersonal requirements may be the ability to work in teams to complete projects and assignments on time.

Writing skills are not only a necessity, but demanded in many careers. When writing to colleagues or customers, you will need to use language those readers understand. In some cases, you may even need to be persuasive or defensive when writing. Writing, even on a small scale, such as letters, faxes, and email are just as important as writing large scale plans and proposals.

The impact of your written work depends strongly on your proficiency in the rules of grammar and composition, and spelling.

While all careers may not require oral presentations, in order to advance in your career, oral communication is an important necessity. It is important when speaking to convey complex information in a clear and understanding way. Many careers will require you to build rapport with clients, provide customer support, and solve problems clients may have. Another example of oral communication is when selling goods or services to clients. When communicating orally, you will want to convey your messages with maximum impact.

Communication in the workplace will have many impacts on your career. The way you deliver a message, affects whether people respond or dismiss the idea being presented. Showing interest...