Boost Your Resume, Become Bilingual

By | Nov 18, 2008

Let’s face it, with the economy the way it is, jobs are getting tougher and tougher to find.  You have to find a way to stand out in the crowd in todays tough job market.

One excellent way to boost your resume is to become bilingual.  In many parts of our country, being bilingual is almost required in many offices.  I’ve seen ads for Spanish, Chinese, and even Russian bilingual administrative assistants.

I recently found a great site to help you learn a new language, and it’s completely free!

LiveMocha has lessons on a large number of languages, from beginner to advanced, all on-line.  The beauty of LiveMocha is that it’s a community of learners who help each other out.  You do your lessons, and you get critiques from other folks using LiveMocha.  I’m currently learning German and helping out folks who are learning English.

Each lesson on LiveMocha includes a includes exercises in reading, listening, writing and speaking.  To make the best use of the lessons, you will need a microphone to record your speaking exercises or use the chat feature to speak with others who are learning languages.  If you decide to use LiveMocha to learn a new language, be sure to send me a friend request.  I’m on LiveMocha as Jodith.

Learning a new language is a great way to help boost your employable skills and make your resume stand out.

Are you already bilingual?  Leave a comment telling us what languages you speak!

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4 Comments so far
  1. Achilles Davis (1 comments) February 16, 2010 9:55 pm

    Very good post but difficult to understand cause I’m spanish speaker 😉

  2. Jodith (189 comments) February 20, 2010 8:39 am

    *laughs* Then maybe you should check out the English lessons! They have those, too.

  3. gchq careers (1 comments) May 14, 2010 8:09 am

    Thank you so much for posting this! I want to learn Spanish (I can understand it a little to read but I can’t speak it as well) and I always thought I’d learn quicker if I had a Spanish speaker to help me out. I’ll try the site and see how it is. There’s a site that can help people learn a language with images and stuff but it’s so expensive and I don’t have the money.

  4. Bruce Hathaway@mics and more online (1 comments) September 9, 2010 6:40 am

    The absolute best way is to go to a spanish speaking country and get the sounds in your ear, much like a baby learns language.

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