Could it be that your communication style is the key job qualification that keeps getting overlooked as you submit applications and prepare for potential interviews? The job experts at Recruiter suggest that the way in which an employee communicates is the often the “most essential part” of the position at hand. You can make yourself look great on paper and develop a brand that highlights all of the right skills and aspects of your career history, but a hiring manager needs to know what you are actually like to be around. How do you relate to coworkers? How do you receive instruction and direction from your boss?

The marketability that you have to offer hinges greatly on these patterns of communication. Your references and former employers can speak to the style that typically defines you. Although many people operate in a way that crosses over into different communication styles depending on the task at hand or the particular day, assessing a candidate allows a hiring manager to get a general idea of whether or not the potential role to be filled matches with your dominant communication style.

Gaetano DiNardi, at, writes that people fall into at least one of the following communication styles: analytical, intuitive, functional, or personal. An analytical communicator is typically logical, dependable, and numbers driven. An intuitive communicator is visual and creative with macro-level thinking. A functional communicator is inquisitive, thorough, and process driven. And, lastly, you can expect a personal communicator to avoid hard numbers and use emotional language.

If you are striving to better understand your own communication style, follow the link below to determine how you think and how you relate to your colleagues. And for further information on establishing your brand and developing a resume and job search approach that will gain the attention that you deserve, give Platinum Resumes a call at 816.986.0909.