Are Your Communication Skills Hindering Your Job Search Progress?


What does it take to turn a business idea into a working business? Almost everyone can answer this question. And because everybody knows what it takes to turn an idea into a functional business, we may assume everybody knows what it takes to really get a job.

We have all been told and rightly so, that it is important to know how to craft cover letters, resumes and all that goes with job application processes.

But what if I told you that the world of work has changed? And it has. In your job search toolkit you need to have the leads, cover letters and resumes but even this in and of themselves cannot get the job done. Then the real question becomes, what is the secret to successful job search?

And the secret is the one thing that most people won’t do. Talking to potential employers. Many jobs seekers have not yet realized that it’s not about trying to beat the system but it’s about winning the people.

There’s actually no system in place in many businesses but there are people whom you are to win or impress. Failure in this area has caused many job seekers dearly.

The reason behind this is that, only people can get you the job or offer you a job. That’s why many companies will call you after reviewing all your application documents for an interview. And this interviews have been defined as the conversations with purpose. This shows that working on your communication skills is vital in your job search.

Why do you think anyone or you could be called for an interview? The interviewer must assess your integrity, skills level, personality and potential while referring to your resume and deciphering notes about the job opening.

And equally important is the fact that, communication with potential employers does not begin and end with interviews. In your job search arsenal you must have leads- these are the people who know the people, who know the people who can hire you. Then once you’re hooked up with the potential employers make your moves show interest in who they are and what they do and what they stand for.


Teboho Polanka
Teboho is a Social Worker, Writer and Inspirational Speaker. He is in pursuit of MSc. in Managerial Psychology. Graduates are able to apply psychological principles and methods to tackle challenges in the work environment and provide effective practical solutions. Acting as industrial-organizational psychologists.