“Speaking another language, regardless of which language it is, is always beneficial and will always come in handy,” says Gustavo Rodriguez, Managing Director of BC&P International. Studies show that there are so many benefits to learning another language. The general factor is that bilingualism helps us externally and internally. Bilingualism improves skill and makes sure an individual stands out. For example, when you are looking for a job/position, on your resume as a skill when you list the language that you know besides English, it’s always an eye-catcher for recruiters. “Business industries nowadays seek diversity in individuals because The USA has become so vast and filled with different cultures with people that speak different languages,” says Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International. Many times companies have clients in other countries, and due to that having someone on the team that speaks another language becomes a plus factor.
Research indicates that marketers who grasp and activate the multicultural factor will be poised to connect with rising consumers. Studies show that job translators and interpreters are the fastest growing occupations in the United States. By 2020, it’s expected that about 25,000 translation jobs will open up. Opportunities arise positively for those that are bilingual and have spent time acquiring or learning another language. Not only this but being bilingual is a part of most jobs now. From travel to healthcare, individuals with this skill have the upper hand. Another example is that most companies interact with an international client base, these types of businesses want to make sure their representatives are well-aware of the language factor. Being versatile in this field would make you stand out in front of other individuals and possibly land you a job opportunity over the next person who doesn’t know another language.
BC&P International believes that in a personal sense being able to speak another language opens up a new perspective. Studies and stats show that bilingual or trilingual individuals see the environment creatively. For instance, people who commonly speak a second language see color differences that aren’t noticed by those that do not know another language — which is very cool! It also makes individuals that are seeking to learn another language, feel like a different person. Understanding a different language besides your own always helps positively contribute something. Regardless of how much of another language you know, it’s great to expand your horizon and keep learning. The benefits of being bilingual are numerous and will help you professionally, as well as personally.