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4 Ways Learning a New Language Will Help Boost Your Career

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Learning a new language can be a fantastic hobby or a brilliant way to challenge yourself creatively. But did you know that it can also be the start to improving your career?

If you’re looking for a way to kickstart your career or open some exciting new opportunities for yourself – read on, and discover how learning a new language could help.

1. Discover new opportunities

Being able to add an extra language to your CV instantly shows a potential or existing employer that you’ve got a skill not many others have – and this could open new roles for you.

If you’ve always fancied a career related to languages, then it goes without saying that being proficient in another language will help. From being a translator or interpreter to teaching, your language skill will make you qualified for jobs that were previously impossible for you.

2. Show that you’re a valuable employee

Even if you don’t plan a career change into a language-related role, your new language skill will also boost how valuable you are as an employee.

One of the most important attributes it gives you is the ability to communicate with native speakers from other countries. This might come in handy when an employer needs someone to be able to greet, introduce or liaise with clients or partners from another part of the world.

Showing your employer that you’re able to perform this valuable and important task will boost your own value as an employee.

3. Expand your horizons

Itching to travel the world but haven’t got the budget to do it?

Make it part of your career instead – by learning a language!

Language skills are essential for most overseas roles – and when combined with other pre-existing skills you may already have, you could be the perfect candidate for your dream job in another country.

Working overseas can be challenging and extremely fun – and it will always be an experience to remember. It’s a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zones as you’ll be working somewhere new and unfamiliar, and you’ll acquire a variety of new skills that will help you in your career later in your life.

4. Challenge yourself to succeed

Learning a language isn’t always an easy task – especially if you’re working full time, or have other studies going on along side it.

But by challenging yourself to learn a language – and getting to the level you aimed at – you can prove to yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to! This can be a huge confidence booster – and will help you feel empowered and motivated as your go further in your career.

Whether it’s taking on greater responsibilities in another role, or deciding to return to education and gain the skills you need for your dream job, by showing yourself and others that you can succeed, you’ll feel more positive and encouraged about future challenges.

Are you planning to learn a new language? How do you think it will change your career? We’d love to hear your thoughts!