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Open New Career Doors with a Second Language

Employability Skills

Choosing the correct career path is something many of us agonise about throughout school and college.

While there are those that have identified their route and end goal from an early age, there are also many students who struggle with such an important decision, and even those who look to change career later in life.

Opportunities that you may not expect can arise and, because of this, it is always beneficial to keep an open mind regarding new prospects.

Improving your technical skillset automatically makes you attractive to employers, and anything learned outside of college on your own initiative is something that is looked upon favourably.

Gaining experience in a variety of areas and understanding current market conditions can help to increase your chances of employment, while also helping you to understand what drives you and what you are passionate about.

Adaptability and flexibility are a necessity in today’s work environment as the effects of globalisation mean that travel can be an important part of many jobs.

Understanding and respecting other cultures aids personal development and is a skill that the majority of organisations seek in a candidate.

Benefits of a Second Language: Infographic

In this infographic we have sought to convey the benefits associated with learning a second language for your career. We have illustrated some facts about learning a second language, as well as displaying the most spoken languages in the world.

Infographic describing how a second language can help boots your career options.

We hope that this infographic helps current students, as well as anyone looking to change career later in life.

About the Author

Shane Whelan completed his Masters in Marketing and Management from University College Cork in 2000.

After spending four years working in the marketing department of a multi-national in France, he returned to Ireland where he took up a position as a Senior Marketing Executive in the fast moving consumer goods industry.

While in this position, he attained a Diploma in Digital marketing. Shane joined ULearn as Marketing Manager in 2010.