Use these communication skills to highlight your ability to get along with work colleagues, clients and managers.

Examples you can use in a CV to show you are someone who can get along with people from all social and cultural backgrounds;

  • A good listener and talker who can hold a conversation with complete strangers.
  • Ability to build a compelling argument.
  • Able to enter into constructive dialogues with people with whom I disagree.
  • Able to inspire the trust of others.
  • Able to make others relaxed and comfortable in my presence.
  • Able to quickly build credibility with people I have just met.
  • Accurately understanding information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Adapting tone, language and style for different situations.
  • Always being respectful and polite to others.
  • Articulate, polite and well mannered.
  • Articulating complicated concepts in simple terms.
  • Asking open and probing questions to fully understand the views of others.
  • Assertive in interpersonal work related relationships.
  • Can adapt to the tone of a conversation.
  • Can communicate clearly within a team environment.
  • Can convey an articulate message’s in both verbal, written and electronic form.
  • Can keep the buzz of a conversation going.
  • Can liaise with people on both a personal and professional level.
  • Can understand non-verbal messages.
  • Capacity to recognize and understand the emotions of the person you’re communicating with.
  • Challenging people in a non-confrontational way.
  • Clearly explaining complex concepts in a clear manner.
  • Comfortable dealing with individuals of all levels of seniority.
  • Communicating negative or difficult messages without creating conflict or destroying trust.
  • Communicating with people from all social backgrounds and age groups.
  • Confident speaker both in person and over the phone.
  • Contagious enthusiastic manner that is infectious.
  • Conveying messages in as few words as possible.
  • Diffusing difficult or emotionally charged situations.
  • Easy going by nature.
  • Easy to get along with.
  • Forming strong trusting relationship’s with work colleagues.
  • Good at overcoming objections.
  • Good public speaking skills.
  • Have a natural empathy and willingness to understand, before being understood.
  • Have a professional & friendly manner that quickly puts people at ease & makes them more receptive to suggestions.
  • Have the ability to understand as well as be understood.
  • Having a clear voice.
  • Having a relaxed and approachable manner that people find welcoming and not intimidating.
  • Having the calm temperament needed to resolve disputes between different parties.
  • I never underestimate the value of a smile and a warm welcome, and always go out of my way to give both to people I meet.
  • Listening to others without interrupting them.
  • Making people feel that their views are being listened to and valued.
  • Making sure that meaningful communication takes place at the right time by using the right channels to the right employees.
  • Networking and collaborating cross-functionally.
  • Patient by nature and able to deal with difficult or obnoxious customers.
  • Persuading others to see a particular point of view.
  • Quickly picking up the point of view a person is trying to get across.
  • Selecting the right words to convey a message.
  • Sharing viewpoints openly and directly with others.
  • Speaking clearly and listening attentively.
  • Superb conflict resolution skills.
  • Thinking in advance about what I am going to say in a meeting.
  • Using positive body language to create the right atmosphere.
  • Using relationships to generate new opportunities.


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