What might you boost your career in finance?

Nowadays a lot of professionals wonder how to boost their career in finance and may come up with different options.

Further training, specialising in a specific area of expertise, make relevant work experiences…

But what would really make a difference is something you might not have considered: learning a language.

Why learning a language would be so important?

Well, there are a number of good reasons.

First of all, you would easily connect with your clients and expand your business.

Especially if you work on a specific market, learning your client’s language would be a fantastic idea.

Speaking their language would be a very valuable asset: you would make them feel at ease and understand them better.

Do you travel a lot for work?

If you travel very often, speaking another language would be beneficial for you to get closer to the countries you visit the most.

Other than the language, you would also start learning more about another culture and enjoying it.

This would give a great impression to your clients!

Then consider how important that would be from a company’s point of view.

Hiring someone with excellent language skills in a second language would be ideal and very valued.

From their perspective, someone with similar skills is essential for the company: for them, it means having someone able to talk to international offices and new clients without interpreters, entirely in their language.

So your effort in learning another language would be much appreciated.

Many companies reward people who show interest in improving themselves and their skills with a promotion!

Which language is best to study?

Even though it really depends on you job and area of expertise, considering the rapid development of emerging economies is crucial.

If you know in which direction your company is going, well…you can easily choose the most useful language to study!

Also, consider taking an international language certification to prove your language skills.

Have a look at the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for languages) to have an idea of your level and then choose the certification you want to get!

Ready to take this challenge?