Discuss how both skills - as well as listening - are important to being a good communicator, and that while one or the other may be your strong suit, you're working to become strongly proficient at both speaking and writing. Explain how you're doing so - class work, independent study, membership in Toastmasters International or a writing group; show brief writing samples.
Applicant should be able to use a dictionary to ascertain the correct usage of a word and its spelling. They should also use a thesaurus to develop greater fluency and powers of expression. Candidate should have knowledge of any online resources that may be available for his specific profession.
Applicant should have a continuous commitment to improve written skills. They should have a plan on how they will improve their skills.
Applicant should understand the necessity of proofreading and be prepared to make adjustments to correct or clarify the content.
★ Discuss your positive relationship with the project supervisor; compliment coworkers.
★ Mention a specific project, including the group goals and your particular responsibilities.
★ Discuss how you involve everyone in the overall picture.
★ Discuss specific projects that were successful because of your team effort.
★ Affirm that you put first things first. Each day you identify A-level tasks and get those done before moving on to B-level tasks. You return voicemail messages once or twice daily and urgent messages immediately.
★ Discuss how you went through a typical day on one of your previous jobs.
★ Comment that you use up-to-date planning products. These include planning software such as PlanPlusOnline, and PDA (personal digital assistant) hand-held devices, such as a BlackBerry. If you organize yourself on paper, mention a formal business product such as a Franklin Planner. (Pulling out a pocket calendar is like pulling out a slide rule.) Conclude with true examples showing that you completed multiple tasks on time.
★ Mention specific instances where you were able to complete a project (or projects) on time despite unforeseen complications.
★ Discuss how you immediately reprioritize your assignments in emergencies.
★ Discuss how you prepare. Name presentation skills. Mention specific instances where you've given a good show.
★ Offer to give a one-minute oral presentation on a topic you've practiced.
★ Comment that wanting to do a first-rate job, you're uncomfortable when you're uncertain that you've compiled enough research to quit and make a decision that affects the wellbeing of others.
★ Explain that you use multiple resources - Web, books, journals, and expert people - and you become frustrated when key resources aren't adequate.