English is a global language. It has become so essential in everything in our lives that even several times people’s caliber is judged based on how good they speak the language. Speaking in English during job interviews has become an involuntary response now. It has emerged to be the language of success says, Ms. Goel.
In this blog Ms. Sonu Goel, Founder, and Director of Café Converse, Delhi’s top Institute for learning spoken English say if one were to surf the definition of ‘language’, one will find that it is simply a principal method of human communication. That makes English simply a means to an end. Mostly, there has been instance while recruiting when the fluency of the same language has threatened to determine the fate of a prospective candidate. Many instances of the same can be seen in the testimonials of candidates who felt they were rejected due to poor language skills.
In the corporate industry, one cannot rule out the fact and there is a reason why English is seen as a language of the essence. MNCs, top media groups, health care groups, hospitality and retails industry all have global partners and it is mandatory to be able to hold a conversation with them. That is where English comes in handy, being a universal language. So, specific portfolios demand proficiency in that language. It is not a skill set but a job necessity. But the opposite is true as well. There are countries, such as China and Japan, that places a lot of emphasis on the mother tongue irrespective of the position a person holds.
Even though HR leaders unanimously believe that English alone cannot be the sole reason for hiring or not hiring a candidate. After all, in situations with a certain skill set like programming coders, JAVA or C++ are the languages they must be adept at rather than English. But still, there are a sufficient number of jobs in today’s open economy where one expects that to carry out proper communication, knowing skills in English plays a crucial role.
Though there are surely reasons to hire a person who is a driven individual and can communicate her/his thoughts. “Clarity of thought is vital. All jobs do not need English. But if a person can communicate well, in English and is a go-getter, that person also has a greater probability to get hired specifically, in today’s open economy world. Because mostly English helps to break that barrier because of its global dominance.
When meeting new people, the chance is brighter for an impact in the form of the quality of your voice, grammar, and overall confidence. So, what one speaks in English makes a difference here for sure.
However, Ms Goel says that certain specific roles may need English language skills, such as Mass Comm, PR and media management, corporate leadership, or managerial profiles.
Also, if one is working in a managerial profile or above that then, the chances are every now or then one needs to talk to various clients or people from different locations of the world. Or even may frequently need to fly abroad.
Thus, in this scenario, one may not able to learn the local languages depending upon the country that person visits or talk to a person from a specific country. And chances are always high that English is one such language that gets recognized almost everywhere.
This is why speaking English fluently during interviews could land you in having a greater job profile. In the end, proficiency in the English language does matter to go the extra mile in your professional career.
If you are also looking to learn spoken English then Café Converse is the one-stop place where you can surely learn the skills that are needed for spoken English.
Also, the best part about Café Converse is that we have dedicated one teacher and one student class. Thus, one gets ample time and attention to get the best learning experience.
Ms Sonu Goel is a professionally acclaimed certified ESL trainer from British Council having 15 years of strong background for teaching English language in both online and physical classes. She is dedicated to the teaching of English in an interactive and practical way, whereby learners feel enriched with knowledge and experience the language hands-on. She uses creative ideas and aids to let the learning happen as organically and efficiently as possible. Ms Goel has travelled various European countries and experienced an array of cultures and linguistic skills for the English language.