Being a good listener means you will correctly understand what is being said and use that information to direct your thoughts for appropriate further action.
This could be simply following directions or could be part of a brainstorming session or communicating the same message to your own team. Obviously, the scenarios are endless, but all are important to the employer.
Active listening skills are a subtle but effective way to perform better on job interviews. Half of all communication is listening but few of us get any training on doing it well. Fortunately, listening well is relatively simple, and will become automatic once you practice the skills.
Below are some techniques that will help you acquire more knowledge and make a better impression on your prospective employer.
Go to your next job interview better prepared to listen. The session will probably be more productive for both you and the people you interview with. And even if you don’t get this job, if you’ve kept your ears open, you may have positioned yourself for a different one. Active listening is one way to open up new career opportunities and build a better future.