Preparing for a job interview in never an easy task, as it always consists of many emotions and requirements. Employment seekers must pay attention to a handful of details, apart from having a perfect resume and irreproachable communication skills. The reason why employers are emitting this high number of requirements is because there are more and more well-prepared employment seekers out there. Universities across the globe have diversified their academic offer, by creating more master programs based on niche markets and the results consist in a big number of extremely well prepared candidates, all aiming for an eminent job position.
The IT field makes no exception; however, the actual conducted studies or graduated schools do not seem to have a great relevance according to employer’s opinions. In fact, the IT field is probably the only one field remaining which does not emphasize on the number of acquired diplomas, but more on your personal skills and professional abilities. The truth is that you could never make it in the IT domain without being good at computers and expressing enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to your job day by day.
However, just like any other employment field, the IT one is extremely diversified, offering enchanting positions to all sorts of preparations and personal requirements. Depending on your professional experience and expertise, you will end up achieving a better job or a medium-paid one. Come what may, all employees seeking promotions, better salaries and professional satisfactions must come up with a flawless resume. Apart from the theoretical or practical knowledge about certain IT domains, employees also require language skills. And because no employee can make it in the current world without knowing and speaking at least one foreign language, here are the top languages you should prepare if you are seeking for a well-paid job in the IT field:
Of course, native speakers are the most privileged ones here because they will have no problem understanding and fluently speak with coworkers, colleagues or business partners across the world. However, bear in mind that native English speakers including Britons or Americans often come from highly developed countries where labor force is not cheap at all. Thus, in order to reduce their costs, it comes as no surprise that more multinational corporations are orientating towards emerging countries and economies, where labor force comes cheaper and employees are extremely well prepared. Such countries include, especially in the IT field, Eastern European countries (Romania, Bulgaria), India, Bangladesh or China.
Moreover, it would be absurd not to ask the minimum English language requirements from your candidates, especially since all computer programs and languages are mainly written in English.
The second most spoken language in the field of IT is, surprisingly, German. Plenty of multinational corporations offer attractive salaries and countless bonuses for all employees who are willing to temporarily move to Germany with their work activities. Unfortunately, there are not many German speakers also because it is a quite difficult language to learn. Unless you have learned in school or through specialized language classes, there is no way you could be able to express yourself fluently and carry a conversation with German partners. Unfortunately for native English speakers, Eastern European countries are also the ones excelling at the number of German speakers. In fact, most Eastern European countries (like Romania) include in their school programs the mandatory study of at least two different foreign languages, giving students the opportunity to be better prepared and increase their chances for obtaining a better paid job.
Spanish is the third most spoken language across the globe, after Mandarin and English. Several countries and territories claim Spanish as their mother tongue, including Spain and Latin America countries. Thus, holding a degree in Spanish will certainly smoothen your way to the top if you want to work in the IT field. Moreover, countless multinational corporations have opened subsidiaries in Spanish-speaking countries in the past decade but they still lack experienced and professional personnel.
Knowing French will certainly be a plus to you especially if your IT company often communicates with French speaking territories, such as France or African countries. Unfortunately, a large number of employees speak French at a certain level, because it is among the most common foreign languages thought in school and learned by people worldwide. Thus, knowing French might not be enough if you are aiming for a higher position within your IT multinational company.
5. Chinese or Indian are extremely appreciated, mostly because of their “exotic” character. Of course, native speakers are excluded. However, foreigners showing Chinese or Indian language skills will often receive better paid positions because they are considered superiorly qualified than others speaking more “common” foreign languages. Thus, employers encourage their future personnel to invest in their personal development skills and learn as many foreign languages as possible, including the more exotic ones such as those previously mentioned.
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