Employability & languages: Your passport to the world
LanguageCert, 23 February 2022
Searching for a job can be an endless, tiring, and de-motivating process. At LanguageCert, we believe that world language learners can increase their employability skills. What are you waiting for? Get certified today, and land that dream job.
Did you know that communicating in different languages enables you to build your knowledge, understanding, and respect of the culture studied? Having intercultural skills today is equally important as having relevant experience and technical know-how. Thanks to the internet and the increase of globalisation, the world has become much smaller, and being able to argue in a different language than your own makes you a reflective, and supportive collaborator which is a key skill to have in a team. It might also lead to travel opportunities and additional salary benefits too.
Furthermore, learning through the power of language enables you to navigate complex and evolving systems, identify nuances, and make connections that will help you stand out from a pool of applicants. Research suggests that being bilingual can help you become an open-minded, independent, and creative thinker that can recognise different perspectives, and solve problems with flexibility and innovation. Lastly, master the art of active listening, and that of giving feedback responsibly.
Certify your language level now, make your CV stand out, and become an irreplaceable asset for any employer. Once qualified, we have digital badges available for display, adding value to your online profiles.
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References and further reading:
European Comission. 2021. Five reasons why learning a language can boost your employability. Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/eures/public/five-reasons-why-learning-language-can-boost-your-employability-2021-06-22_en
ACTFL. Employability Skills and World Languages. Available at: https://www.actfl.org/advocacy/who-benefits/employability-skills-and-world-languages
Collabera. What soft skills are employers looking for? Available at: https://www.collabera.com/find-a-job/career-resources/what-soft-skills-are-employers-looking-for/
NCC. 2017. Why Speaking Another Language Makes You More Employable. Available at: https://www.ncchomelearning.co.uk/blog/why-speaking-another-language-makes-you-more-employable/
Medical Daily. 2012. Bilingual Kids Better at Creative Thinking. Available at: https://www.medicaldaily.com/bilingual-kids-better-creative-thinking-241752
PNAS. 2009. Cognitive gains in 7-month-old bilingual infants. Available at: https://www.pnas.org/content/106/16/6556