The world is getting smaller, and language barrier is something that we are all aware of. The demand for multi lingual employees is rising and the reasons for this ranges from getting a wider client base, to making partnerships with other international companies. English is known to be the international business language; more and more people and a lot more jobs are required to have English speakers. But along with this, people who have knowledge of another second language is also increasing. This brings in more international job opportunities. Some of the career advantages of being multi lingual include:
Increase of Jobs Requiring Language Skills
A lot of people want to learn English, and if you want to teach English, you need to know how to speak the native language of your student. Translators and interpreters should be fluent in both languages they are using in order to effectively relay a message. Aside from translator and interpreters, language teaching jobs also requires you to be knowledgeable of all languages used. If you’re Spanish job requires you to teach Korean speaking students, you should be fluent in Spanish, Korean, and maybe English as well. Aside from teaching and translation jobs, there is also an increase in tour guiding jobs. With tourism on the rise, more people need tour guides to tour them around using their native language. Since many visitors don’t speak English or the local language, a tour guide should be able to speak several languages to cater all his or her clients.
Easily Impresses Employers
Studies show that once employers see that you know more than one or two languages, whether you need it or not on the job, they will find it impressive. Now that a lot of companies are going global, it’s important to have people who can speak multiple languages. Aside from simply impressing your employer, it can also open more doors and opportunities for you.
Since being multi lingual can open new doors and opportunities for you, this means that you can get more work and projects, resulting to more income. For example a French recruitment firm will likely hire somebody that does not only speak French. They might hire someone who can speak English and other European languages in order to cater to a wider client base. When you are multi lingual, you don’t just get more jobs, but jobs that require knowledge of more than two languages also have better pay. The more knowledge you know, the better opportunities are available for you in the outside world. This is also true when it comes to languages. The more languages you know the better chances of you being hired by a good company with even better financial benefits.