If you are reading this article then you have a wonderful skill. You have the ability to read and we assume speak English. This gives you a great advantage in life.
English is the third most spoken language in the world and is synonymous with opportunity and a better quality of life. English it recognised to be the lingua franca of business, travel and international relations. Couple this with the pervasive power of US culture and it is clear why English dominates the world stage.
The power of the English language may incline English speakers to feel that they don’t need to know another language. The article ‘6 Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language’ is intended to persuade you that this is a very short-sighted attitude. (To read this article click here.)
Having a second language will set you apart from 70% of the Irish population thus making you an attractive applicant for a job. Simply having a second language could increase your chances of being hired and could give you leverage to negotiate a better salary.
Investing time in a learning a second language is an investment in your career and can buy you some serious career capital. Fluency in a foreign language can lead you to take advantage of career opportunities to get ahead of your peers and leave the soul English speakers back at the starting blocks!Want to find out more? Click here to read 6 Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language
The CareersPortal Team