I got a phone call from my bank. When she said the name of the bank, I had a bad feeling. Several months ago, I got a phone call from the same bank. The speaker said many things, but she was not “talking” to me but obviously “reading” something. I told her that I was running out of time, but she did not stop reading it. Finally I told her to send “the document” through email instead of wasting my time. She took offence and hung up the phone. She did not have a communication skill. Unlike that one, the speaker this time was friendly and actually “talked” to me; we had a conversation. I don’t know whether she is a friendly person or has a technique to talk friendly, but she has a good communication skill anyway.
A few days ago, I wrote about skills and expertise. I wondered if what I wrote makes sense, and looked up some words in my dictionary. According to Longman, skill means “an ability to do something well, especially because you have learned and practiced it”.  Expertise means “special skills or knowledge in a particular subject”.  And technique means “a special skill or way of doing something, especially one that has to be learned”.  All of those attributes are a kind of “skill”. By the way, talent means “a special natural ability or skill” , and ability means “something that you are able to do, especially because you have a particular mental or physical skill”.  English is a funny language.
Anyways, my job hunting will go on to get a job to use my design skill, technique and expertise in design.
 Longman Group Ltd, Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Harlow, England: Pearson Education Limited, 1995.