“How can you make your self standout?”
At the moment in the job market,there is a difficulty of finding jobs. Therefore jobs in the UK are difficult to come of so looking for other career prospects in thriving international markets is possible an option or Learning a few languages is an another because it makes you a rare and unique individual among other candidates.
“Bilingualism and Plurilingualism entail economic advantages, too: jobs are more easily available to those who speak several languages, and multilingual companies have a better competitive edge than monolingual ones.”
At the moment all over the UK,pupils are taught the importance languages by their school’s own respective language departments. As the current generation are ‘shunning GCSE’s in Modern foreign languages'(quoted from the telegraph) the true effect will
not be felt until after this generation are graduates, and begin the search of a career then the reality of the rather sharp decline of jobs will be seen.
I would class myself as quite multilingual,I speak English (obviously!) ,French,German,Gujarati and Hindi also I can understand Punjabi and Urdu quite well,Which makes me feel that this helps to build that bigger picture,I’m taking the subjects highlighted as a Language G.C.S.E.
Recently as part of my Gcse German course,I got the opportunity to go Berlin ,a taste of somewhere that I haven’t been before which has inspired me to tell you lot about future prospects;
What does Bradley Cooper, Penelope Cruz, Tim Rice and J.K Rowling have in common?
Well,they all have been abroad for education or work.
Another way you could show your individuality is going abroad because there is a shortage of jobs shouldn’t be the only reason you are doing it.
You could do it
- After your A levels,
- A GAPYEAR,
- Summers between University
- or a Third year abroad.
Europe,Asia,America or collectively anywhere!
What you could do?
But many gapyears are not expensive.
Working to pay your way is a great way to do it. Many organisations help you to organise this and volunteering can also pay your expenses.
What the universities say?
Queen’s College at Cambridge University: “We are happy to encourage applicants in all subjects to either apply for deferred entry or to apply post-A2. We think that time away from study between school and university offers students the chance to develop, mature and see something of the world.”
what do employers say?