June 3, 2016
In business, English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Because of this, native English speakers do have an advantage when it comes to securing a job in most industries. However, there are a wide variety of resources available to you if you’re not an English speaker, which may help you to land your dream job, despite the language barrier.
It’s always best you have someone who is a native English speaker to go over your CV. A native English speaker can help you with any spelling and grammar corrections. You can also hire a professional to help you with your CV. Of course, you do need to make it known on your CV that English is not your native language.
You can practice interviewing with someone who is a native English speaker. They can help prepare you to answer commonly asked interview questions and discover where any language weaknesses might cause a problem.
You can improve your language skills by taking an English language course. Choose a course that concentrates on your weaknesses in the language. For instance, if your speaking skills are not as good as your writing skills, take a course that focuses on this.
There are many types of jobs that might require a non-native speaker to assist English speakers. Target these types of jobs when you’re searching for employment to increase your chances of being hired.
There are many jobs where knowing more than one language can be an advantage.