These pieces of information though would not mean much to you if you are currently satisfied with your career in your home country. But what if you want to pursue better opportunities overseas? Or you simply want to have the amazing experience of living and working abroad? If you have these dreams and plans, learning about different languages, or at least, the one used in your country of destination, will definitely enter your mind and would probably even be your top priority.
Pursuing Your Career Overseas
If you really want to find stability and success in your new job and life abroad, being a polyglot will help you greatly in attaining these goals.
Here are the top 4 ways being a multilingual can help you find success in your career
1. It will open up more and better opportunities for you
Due to globalization, there are an increasing number of companies always on the lookout to hire employees who can speak more than one language. This statistic holds true around the world and continues to grow annually.
Being a polyglot means that you will have no difficulties communicating with more people, whether you are in your own country or in a different one. And this is a skill that will impress a lot of companies. As a multilingual, you can be a huge asset for any company.
2. It is a great confidence booster
If you’re a polyglot, one thing that you won’t have to worry about is disappointing and creating the wrong impression on your potential or new boss, clients or customers, and even your co-employees. Since you are a polyglot, you can understand everything that others are saying and respond or follow appropriately. And you don’t have to ask others to translate things for you. All of these can help you feel better about yourself and of course, be more confident.
3. It will help you have an easier time learning about and gaining proficiency in your new job
There is a high possibility that English will still be used when you have to write correspondences, make reports, etc. Training and other materials you will have to read and familiarise yourself with may be written in English as well. But other instructions, especially the ones related to or important to your job, may be given to you informally, and of course, in the language of the country. By being proficient in this language, you will have a lesser chance of misunderstanding important instructions and rules. And you will find it easier to have a better handle on your new job, responsibilities, and with following company rules.
4. It can bolster your social status among your peers
Have you always been concerned about impressing other people? Your educational and employment qualifications and certain skills or talents will certainly leave people impressed with you. One more thing that can astound other people is the fact that you are a polyglot. Why? Being proficient in 3 or more languages is the result of a lot of hard work from your part. You certainly invested a lot of time and effort in learning about these languages. You will be hard pressed to find a person who won’t find this skill astounding and simply impressive.
It can take you years to be a polyglot. But the payoff will be amazing, especially if you decide to pursue better opportunities abroad.
Michael has been an avid language learner and traveler for many years. His goal with LanguageTsar is to discover the most fun and effective ways to learn a language. He is currently learning Japanese, French and Indonesian.