Tuesday, 11 June 2013 07:24

Get a job first or learn the local language? The Chicken & Egg Story

What should come first for Career Partners? A good level proficiency in the local language (spoken and written) is essential for any front end positions or any positions where you will interact with the public, clients or suppliers.

However, if you’re aiming for a position in a foreign company where the work language is English, that will not be a problem. The incentive to learn the local language is then focussed on your social integration and day to day living, both key criteria for a successful international assignment. In any case, those first few months when you’re jobhunting are an ideal time to get started with language lessons : Aside from skills development, there are lots of other benefits to taking this on early after your arrival : connecting to other recently arrived expats (if you opt for group lessons), recreating a routine and communicating a go getter personality to prospective employer are just some of these. Need language lessons ? ask us for referrals to local schools in your city or for personal language coaches This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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