Learning Chinese language can benefit you in many ways, one of which is your career prospects. Here’s our top eight ways learning Chinese language can benefit your career.
Chinese Language make your CV stand out
No matter what job you’re applying for, competition can be fierce! Knowledge of a second or third language is a great way to make your CV stand out from the crowd, especially if the rest of your skills or experience is similar to other applicants. This is especially true at international companies where staff are expected to communicate with people in other countries. Learning a language will also suggest to employers that you’re proactive and up for a challenge.
Chinese Language open up other job opportunities
Not only can knowing Chinese language improve your chances of getting certain jobs, it can lead to jobs you didn’t even know existed. When you speak another language you meet lots of new people, experience new cultures and explore new countries. Through this you could find new interests and discover roles you had never even thought of pursuing.
A second language improves your native language skills
You might be interested to know that knowledge of a second language actually leads to better use of your native language. We learn new languages by breaking down grammar and sentence structure, so without even realising it we become more aware of this in our own language, which results in better communication skills in general.
You won’t have to rely on interpreters
Firstly, if you don’t need an interpreter you will save your organisation time and money, which are two things all employers value. Secondly, even the most accurate interpreter can’t translate physical signals. Without your own understanding of a language you can easily misinterpret conversations. For example, in English, emotions can often be picked up through tone of voice, but Japanese relies heavily on body language. Without your own knowledge of this, translations may come across as rude or unprofessional.
You’ll get superpowers (kind of)
It might seem that thinking in more than one language can cause confusion; in reality the ability to skip between languages also improves your ability to skip between tasks. Being bilingual increases brain function, improves memory and makes it easier to multi-task and prioritise information.
You’ll become a better decision-maker
Not only does being bilingual improve your multi-tasking, it improves your decision making and problem solving skills. Languages improve your ability to think analytically so not only will you land your dream job, but you’ll become a master at deciding where to eat.
Being bilingual makes you more creative
When you learn a second language, you are opened up to new ideas and ways of doing things. This new ability to think outside the box will improve your creativity and originality of your ideas.
You’ll build better relationships
No matter if you’re speaking to a colleague, supplier or client, using that person’s native language instantly makes them feel more comfortable, even if they speak English. Learning a language also allows you to better understand someone’s culture and as a result, their point of view. Combine this with your new ability to analyse situations and solve problems, you will build great relationships wherever you work.
BUSINESS CHINESE LANGUAGE COURSES
We offer a wide variety of business Chinese language courses from beginner to fully proficient students available at different times of the week, at our locations in Hong Kong and via virtual classroom to participants out of Hong Kong. Whether you seek development opportunities in China or work with Chinese colleagues in the firm, we have the solution for you.
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Mandarin Connection specializes in training expatriate executives and local staff from many multinational companies in Hong Kong. Leading organizations from different industries are integrating Mandarin Connection Program into their employee training offerings. We have helped expatriates and business professionals make greater connections with Chinese speaking clients and partners since 1995.
Our experience in training expatriates and business professionals has helped our students go on to succeed in various industry and around the globe, making connections to leading business and organizations.
Gearing up for increased business relations with China and other Chinese speaking region, it’s never too early to start learning!
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