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Summary of the Communication (Intermediate) test

TestGorilla's Communication (Intermediate) test evaluates candidates' skills in communicating clearly and effectively in business settings. This includes written, verbal, and interpersonal communication in an appropriate and professional manner, and assessing their skills in active listening and nonverbal communication.

Covered skills

  • Written communication

  • Verbal communication

  • Interpersonal communication

  • Nonverbal communication and active listening

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Any role that requires good communication skills in a professional environment.


Situational judgment


10 min




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About the Communication (Intermediate) test

Effective business communication entails more than just language proficiency; it involves communicating with clarity, connecting empathetically, and responding maturely. Individuals who consistently demonstrate excellent professional communication skills have the ability to forge strong relationships, lead more effectively, and enhance their visibility within their organization – as well as the organization’s visibility in the market.

Hiring candidates with strong communication skills will also help your organization succeed in less direct ways, as effective communication helps foster collaboration, enhance productivity, and promote a positive work environment, especially when they are placed in managerial or leadership positions.

This intermediate communication test evaluates candidates' skills in understanding, using, and interpreting written, verbal communication, and interpersonal communication in a business context, as well as their skills in active listening and nonverbal communication.

Candidates who perform well on this screening test can listen attentively to others, communicate with confidence and open-mindedness, and offer both empathy and feedback in the appropriate scenarios and in the appropriate manner.

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This test is made by a subject-matter expert

Sarah E.

Storyteller, communication coach, author, and professional musician Sarah offers workshops and coaching packages that reduce miscommunication – the most common cause of tension in the workplace.

With nearly 20 years’ experience working in public sector agencies, Sarah has completed an MBA and achieved the StrengthsFinder certification, both of which she uses to improve professional environments and guide teams to communicate in a way that increases satisfaction and happiness at work and at home.

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