Dienstag, 4. November 2014

Job Application Rejection due to a Lack of Language Skills – What to Do?

Did your job dreams just vanish into thin air because you lack the necessary language skills? Would you like to avoid history repeating itself? Do something to prevent it!

Let's imagine the following situation: after looking for several weeks or even months, you finally find the perfect job. You prepare painstakingly, make sure you have all the documents you need and then apply for the position, only to have your hopes crushed by a rejection letter. The reason you meet with a refusal is that you lack the language skills necessary for the work. At this point, you have two choices: you either admit defeat or find a way to change the status quo.

It's actually easy to guess what the next step is if you decide on the latter. In order to avoid a job application rejection and get the post at the next opportunity, you have to improve your language skills. Many people might think that this is easier said than done, but as a matter of fact, furthering your language knowledge doesn't necessarily mean attending boring classes. If anything, learning languages can actually be quite fun.

If you already know the basics, having a conversation with a native speaker or a person who speaks the language perfectly helps much. Have a cup of coffee while catching up with a friend or chat a bit over a delicious meal as always – just do it in the foreign language. If you even ask your companion to correct your mistakes, you can make quite a bit of progress.

It's not even a problem is you don't know anyone with good language skills. Nowadays, you can find tandem partners to practice with on the internet. Watching a movie or reading a book in the language in question also provides an opportunity to relax and learn at the same time.  For more thorough study, there is a wide range of language courses.

Therefore, you don't have to despair. In fact, whether you can hold on to your motivation makes quite a difference. If you set to work with confidence and vigor, it's a whole lot easier to learn a foreign language. You'll see: with a bit of effort, it's going to work out next time.