Communication Skills Matter Most For New Hires

A man yelling into a rotary phone to communicate

We know it’s important to market yourself virtually and keep your LinkedIn profile looking sharp to get the attention of recruiters. However, it’s also important to pay attention to the skillset you have to offer once you land the interview or phone screen. Communication skills have been identified as one of the top skills employers look for in new hires.

As a part of Wiley’s Accounting and Finance Career Readiness Conference on March 25, 2021, Wiley author Lisa Shumate took an hour to discuss the importance of developing and polishing communication skills regardless of your career level. This applies to both students and young professionals. Lisa shared her expertise when it comes to exactly what communications skills are key in the marketplace and how you can sharpen them. Watch her video here to heighten your desirability. 

Did you know?

Every employer identifies communication as one of the most important skills for a new employee to possess. However, many also report that this skill is lacking in their new colleagues.

Lisa is the Associate Vice President of University of Houston System. She oversees the strategic direction and operation of Houston Public Media, which includes TV 8, the nation’s first educational television station, KUHF News 88.7, and 88.7 HD-2, a high definition radio station devoted to classical programming. An all-star on one of Wiley’s dynamic author teams, you can learn more about her on her website.

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