NACE ICONCareer Readiness Competency - Communication 


Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.


  • Understand the importance of and demonstrate verbal, written, and non-verbal/body language, abilities.
  • Employ active listening, persuasion, and influencing skills.
  • Communicate in a clear and organized manner so that others can effectively understand.
  • Frame communication with respect to diversity of learning styles, varied individual communication abilities, and cultural differences.
  • Ask appropriate questions for specific information from supervisors, specialists, and others.
  • Promptly inform relevant others when needing guidance with assigned tasks.

Engage in activities to develop your communication skills 

  • Preparing for interviews
  • Writing and proof reading Resume, Cover letter, Papers & Essays
  • Preparing and delivering Oral Reports
  • Journal Entries
  • Writing Projects
  • Classroom Debates
  • Presentaions
  • Group Discussions
Types of communication

There are four main types of communication you might use on a daily basis, including:

  1. Verbal: Communicating by way of a spoken language.

  2. Nonverbal: Communicating by way of body language, facial expressions and vocalics.

  3. Written: Communicating by way of written language, symbols and numbers.

  4. ​Visual: Communication by way of photography, art, drawings, sketches, charts and graphs.

​Communication skills at Work Video