Communication is how we express ourselves and share information with each other. It allows us to give and receive different kinds of information.

It's all about: Listening, reading, talking, writing, working with technology, giving information, storytelling, receiving information

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Your communicating skill

You’ll use your communication skills every day in life, whether that’s in school, your job or your social life.  

You communicate in many ways, such as: 

  • texting your friends using emojis rather than words 
  • writing an essay for your teacher to read 
  • talking to your family around the table at dinner time 
  • listening to what your instructor is teaching you at your music lessons 
  • listening to your friends while you play online computer games together 

Being a good communicator means you’ll build and keep strong relationships inside and outside of school or work.

Top tips on developing your communicating skill

Throughout life, you’ll use your communication skills every day. 

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In general

Describing what happened during your weekend to your friends. This is you giving information.  


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In school

Paying attention to what your teacher is saying to you and without interrupting them, so you can learn new things. This is you receiving information. 

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In work

Being able to articulate your thoughts and ideas in face-to-face meetings, online calls, emails and work social channels. 

Describing your communicating skill to employers

Good communication is especially important to employers and they’ll want to know you have it. They’ll want to know that you can listen carefully as well as ask questions. 

When filling out a CV or application or talking at a job interview, you’ll want to think of examples of when you’ve: 

  • processed new information and acted on it  
  • communicated with others to keep everyone informed either verbally or written 
  • adapted your communication based on who you were taking to, for example: think about how you speak to your teacher compared to your friends 

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