Client-facing skills

Mau Rua
1 min readJun 7, 2022

Client-facing skills, also known as Customer-facing skills, are abilities or soft skills necessary to face the client, interact directly with customers, represent the company and provide quality customer service. Client-facing communication can be in-person or through telephone call, web conferencing, online chat, text messaging or social media.

These skills divide the company into front office and back office roles.

Client-facing skills require the employee to be effective in their business communication, inoffensive, and maintain a positive relationship.


Lexico describes Client-facing as an adjective:

  • Of, relating to, or involved in direct interaction with clients or customers.
  • Characterized by prioritization or provision of a high level of service to clients or customers.


The earliest use found in Social Service Review originated in the 1970s.


Examples of client-facing skills:


Examples of client-facing roles:

See also


  1. ^ Indeed Editorial Team (2021–02–21). “Client-Facing Skills: Definition and Examples”. Retrieved 2021–10–10.
  2. ^ Hayes, Adam (2021–04–02). “Client-Facing”. Investopedia. Retrieved 2021–10–10.
  3. ^ Nash, Peter (2019–04–19). “What does it mean to be Client Facing?”. Retrieved 2021–10–10.
  4. ^ Lexico (2021–10–10). “Client-Facing”. Oxford English and Spanish Dictionary, Synonyms, and Spanish to English Translator. Retrieved 2021–10–11.



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