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Post by Rinaldhounited » Sun, 06 Apr 2008 2:55 pm

Hi guys,

I was just wondering, would knowing how to speak mandarin or Malay/Indonesian give an advantage for an applicant over those who cannot? Or is English the only thing employers look for?

Cheers for the help

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Apr 2008 7:14 pm

English and Mandarin are the two magic words here. With fluency in both and the relevant experience/skillset you are "In like Flint!"
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Post by hututu » Mon, 07 Apr 2008 5:52 pm

yeah, English+Chinese is good enough. A third language is always an advantage
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Post by Rinaldhounited » Mon, 07 Apr 2008 7:12 pm

At the moment I am able to speak fluent english, very good Indonesian/Malay and I can speak french quite well also... in your opinion do you guys think I should still try to learn mandarin or would this be good enough for most employers?

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Rinaldho

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 07 Apr 2008 10:40 pm

Very few Frenchmen here. If you are planning on working in Indonesia (primarily Indonesian) or Malaysia (primarily Malay) you should be fine. But in Singapore (primarily Chinese) ...................
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by durain » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 6:57 am

even carrefour in singapore dont speak french! :P

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