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Language, Language, Language

Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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) ...................

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Postby durain » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 6:57 am

even carrefour in singapore dont speak french! :P


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