Speaking another language is not just about discovering the world anymore, it is your most competitive edge in the world of work today.
In most cases, multilingual candidates are seen as more valuable in the eyes of recruiters than candidates with the same skills who speak only one language. They are seen as better communicators and as businesses move all over the globe, companies are always looking for candidates who can penetrate more markets and more customers.
Our foreign language infographic
We’ve put together an infographic with JobisJob data illustrating the most desired languages and the sectors. In the UK, for example, German is the top language, closely followed by French and then comes Italian. The top sectors include Administration, IT and Telecommunication just as Marketing and Media. Take a look at the full infographic for more in-depth data!
You’ve heard that word before. It’s everywhere; in the news, in magazines, on the radio, on the web. In recent years, startups have become the buzz word within the labour market and rightly so. They may begin small, with a limited budget and employees, but if the idea or product generates consumer demand, that little idea could create many jobs, and tremendous revenue.
Remember when we were kids and the words “summer holidays” brought us an indescribable joy? We knew what was ahead of us for the next few months; afternoons at the pool, cold lemonade and watermelon, a fridge always stocked with ice cream. These days it’s a little different, there’s still the watermelon, the weekends lounging at the pool, and that deadline to meet by Thursday morning.
Summer makes us happy people, the clouds have made way for the sun to shine and every free moment is spent somewhere outside in a park. But with the warm weather comes the heat, fatigue, maybe a bit of stress and of course, a good dose of distraction.
I like Stephen Covey. He’s a guru in matters of leadership using the doting grandmother’s technique at the same time, or in other words: explains practically everything using a story as an example.
This tale tells the story of a pupil at the Higher School of Nursing who, having studied hard for one of the course exams, came across a very difficult question. The girl went about the exam, answering all the questions one by one until she read the last one: what was the name of the person in charge of cleaning the centre? The pupil was surprised. Was the question serious? What was the use of knowing the name of that person? Yes, she had seen her at times in the corridors, but she could hardly remember the colour of her uniform and she certainly had no idea of her name. Finally, she asked the teacher if the question really carried points in the exam. To which the teacher replied with a firm, “Of course. You will meet many people during your career and all of them are important. They all deserve your attention, even if all you do is smile or say “Hello”. The pupil understood the lesson and later found out the name of the lady in charge of the bathroom was called Dorothy.