This infographic first appeared on Queens University of Charlotte.

Employers are looking for their teams to always have an open and effective form of communication within the organization. In the changing work environment,managers need new team members to have soft skills to keep up with new communication dynamics. In a recent survey, 73% of business leaders feel that soft skills are just as important as job-specific skills. 

Job seekers should leverage their communication skills when applying for jobs. This could mean finding the hiring manager to send an introductory message to on LinkedIn. In an interview, highlight how collaboration and cross departmental planning is instrumental to a successful business.

This infographic by Queens University of Charlotte highlights what employers are looking for in new employees and how to incorporate new forms of technologies and social media to improve communication within a company. Take a look and let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

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