It’s a fact in today’s job market. You may not be hired if you are not bilingual. And it is also a fact that your second language most likely should be Spanish, with Chinese easily standing next in the language line.
Most large companies today are already far into the globalization process, with divisions throughout the world. And certainly the Internet has brought connections to small business that would never have been possible before. Add to these facts, the truth that Spanish is one of the most-used languages in the world, and you have compelling reason to learn Spanish to increase your ability to be hired, and often your ability to keep your job. Let’s take a look at one major job market in the United States as an example.
The economy of Southern California has long been linked with that of Mexico. The border between the United States and Mexico is long, and California shares a major stretch of that length. California was actually owned by Mexico at one time, and place names reflect that ownership. But, even more important to today’s job market, is the fact that workers from Mexico have long populated Southern California’s economy with capable, hard-working people. Latinos are one of the most successful groups of business owners and leaders in Southern California. And companies based in the United States have built divisions in Mexico, requiring workers and managers alike to communicate in Spanish and English. The ability to profit from this interchange of skilled workers through business flourishes when communication is improved. So, learning Spanish has really become a high priority for those wishing to remain competitive in this complex, fast paced globalization process.
The bilingual requirements of Southern California, usually English and Spanish, are repeated over and over across the world wherever major Spanish language speaking populations exist. And, quite frankly, the Spanish speaking populations have been referred to as being one of the most rapidly increasing in the world. So, often, when searching for jobs on major search engines online, there will hundreds of jobs seeking to hire people who are bilingual in English and Spanish.
Spanish language competency is a very desired trait these days. So, as you consider your job, or your future job, be sure to consider learning Spanish as an important skill to add to your resume. Chances are very high that you will encounter an employer that really is looking for that skill in you.