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The Value of Bilingualism in the Job Search

July 16, 2012

We hope that all Boren recipients come back from studying abroad as a bilingual. But are your language skills really useful as you look for jobs?

They are! A 2011 CareerBuilder survey indicated that 29 percent of companies would hire a bilingual candidate over someone who is equally qualified but only spoke one language. The article provides tips on how to highlight your language abilities to your advantage while reminding you not to over-exaggerate. Take a look at this article and learn how your Boren experience will translate to the future.