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Putting it all together

The two big questions we set out to answer at the beginning of this course were ‘What is communication and why does it matter for my employability?’ and ‘What communication …

How the world of work is changing

In a report commissioned by Deakin, Deloitte Access Economics forecasts that soft skill-intensive occupations will account for two-thirds of all jobs by 2030, compared to half of all jobs in …

Summary and takeaways

This week we’ve focused on key communication skills and their relationship to employability. In this article, Nick Patterson provides a summary of what was covered, including some key takeaways. So …

What’s on for next week?

When it comes to employability, it’s not enough to simply ‘be’ a good communicator; you also need to be able to demonstrate and evidence your capability. In this video, Nick …

Digital communication

Communicating online might seem like it’s just about good writing on a screen, but different rules do apply. In this article, Marcus O’Donnell sets out four good rules to keep …

Presentation skills

Whether you’re pitching an idea at a meeting or giving a presentation to a large audience, what you say and how you say it is key to delivering a clear …

Written skills

Written communication skills are highly regarded in the workplace because what you write not only reflects you, but also your organisation or team. In this article, Trina Jorre de St …

Communication and employability

Communication is among the most commonly listed employability skills in job advertisements and is in demand across most industries, disciplines and professions. In this article, Trina Jorre de St Jorre …

Employer perspectives

There are many reasons why organisations value professionals with good communication skills. In this video, senior workplace leaders share their perspective about what good communication looks like, why it matters …

Interpersonal skills

Whether you’re needing to ‘manage up’, work regularly as part of a team, or have people reporting to you, the interpersonal aspects of communication are critical to your effectiveness. In …

Let’s get started

Good communication skills – whether interpersonal, oral, written, digital or visual – are in high demand across all industries and employment sectors. But what does good communication look like? What …

Learning online with Deakin

Deakin’s online courses are based on a few, but important, learning principles. To get the most out of this course, we encourage you to keep in mind the following. Our …

Benchmark your capabilities: a case study

The ability to benchmark the level of your communication expertise begins by looking at your capabilities in relation to your experience. In this step, we’ll look at a fictional case …