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Language skills 'boost graduate jobs prospects'
Monday, 28 July 2008
Learning a second language could look good on the CV of anyone searching for graduate jobs, it has been claimed.
According to Angela Baron, advisor at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), graduates can boost their careers by brushing up on their language skills.
She said: "It's worth anybody learning a language that we use in a globalised world and learning to speak a language other than your native tongue is a positive thing to do."
People planning to work abroad should make sure they learn the language of the country they move to even if their business is conducted in English, she added.
Doing so might be the only way to advance through an overseas company, Ms Baron explained.
Last week, the Times named advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi as one of the top 100 graduate employers in the country.
According to the news provider, the firm helps provide people with the skills they need for a successful career in marketing.