Be a strong communicator

It’s about listening to others and communicating confidently

Wherever you end up working, you’ll be in contact with all sorts of people. So you’ll need to be able to get your point across and bring others round to your way of thinking.

And you should be just as happy to listen to other people’s ideas and opinions. You’ll have no problem expressing yourself clearly in person and in writing, and that includes your CV or application form – two of the best ways to demonstrate your communication skills. Perhaps you already have the confidence to present to an audience. Or you might have persuaded an organisation to sponsor a sports team or society. You might even have been a class or course representative. What’s important is that you have plenty of examples to draw on – and that you know how to bring those examples to life.