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  1. Speak to Global Customers in Their Own Language

    Speak to Global Customers in Their Own Language
    Do you struggle to reach customers beyond your own country’s borders? If targeting clients in other countries seems daunting, there is one simple step you can start with: Translate something. You have to speak the language of your customers. And that isn’t just an overused metaphor. It refers to actual languages — like Spanish, French, or Chinese. If...
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  2. 6 Jobs for Bilingual Job Seekers

    6 Jobs for Bilingual Job Seekers
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than half of the total U.S. population growth between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Hispanic population. From 1980-2007, the percentage of people whose first language is not English grew by 140 percent, while the nation's overall population grew by 34 percent. As these segments of the population...
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  3. Using Language To Land The Job

    Using Language To Land The Job
    As the economy continues to slowly improve and unemployment levels drop, more and more jobseekers are finding the task of getting hired less daunting. Unemployment rates in the United States decreased to 5.40 percent in April of 2015 from 5.50 percent a month earlier. This trend signals a slow yet steadily growing confidence in the economy and a positive future...
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  4. A Second Language Can Be Your Hidden Asset

    A Second Language Can Be Your Hidden Asset
    Outside of looking for a job, you’ll find that many current jobseekers won’t have the same educational backgrounds, industry experience or job descriptions. However, approximately two-thirds of them do have one thing in common. Over 31% of jobseekers speak two languages, according to a poll of over 12,000 visitors to the Korn/Ferry International website. An additional 20% speak three...
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  5. The Growing Demand for a Multilingual Workforce

    The Growing Demand for a Multilingual Workforce
    With the growing demand for multilingual in today’s increasingly globalizing world, listing “fluency” in several languages on one’s resume has become a significant advantage for job seekers. What does it actually mean when someone says that they are fluent, though? How can companies be sure that the people they are hiring actually have the requisite language skills to fulfill their...
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  6. Using Real-World Tasks to Assess Student Performance

    Using Real-World Tasks to Assess Student Performance
    Aimee Mack came to a quick realization last spring as she and colleagues pored over Connecticut’s new teacher evaluation system: Their jobs would depend on being able to share evidence of their language learners’ growth with the entire school community. “We knew that as a department we were going to be looking at data as part of our evaluation,” says...
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