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5 Reasons Why Being Bilingual is Great For Your Career

August 14th, 2019

In today’s fast-paced, multicultural business environment, being bilingual or multilingual can be a strong asset for job-seekers. Companies benefit greatly from having team members who speak one or more languages fluently. Here’s why:

  1. You Can Help Companies Attract New Business

Companies seek multilingual staff members because they know they can reach new customers if they can share the language those customers most commonly speak. Highlighting your language skills, then, tells potential employers that you can help them take their business to the next level.

  1. You Understand Multiple Cultures

Speaking two or more languages fluently gives you insight into the cultures that rely on those languages for everyday communication. You’re better able to settle misunderstandings or explain to your co-workers why a certain approach won’t work well with members of a different culture – which can be essential to avoiding business problems.

  1. You Can Serve As a Translator or Interpreter

Being able to translate or interpret between two languages allows you to smooth communication between your team and customers or clients who speak a different language. You can make yourself indispensable to your team by being the point of understanding and communication.

  1. You Can Work in Multiple Language Environments

When you’re fluent in two or more languages, you also open up more work opportunities for yourself, because you can work easily in either language environment. The ability to serve as a translator, explain multiple cultures and benefit a company will serve you no matter which language you’re working in from day to day.

  1. You Have Different Perspectives on Key Problems

Those fluent in multiple languages often say that they think differently or see problems differently when they translate in their heads from one language to another. This ability to see problems from a new perspective is essential to business success, and multilingual candidates have it built-in. All you have to do is let employers know you have this skill.

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