The role of English language in career advancement is undeniable in this era of globalization.
Though English language proficiency is not the only criterion for career development, its
importance in the corporate world is widely recognized. It is so obvious in countries like India
how lack of English language skills affects the career prospects of many young graduates.
Though low-paying jobs may not require advanced level of English proficiency, many
organizations expect the graduates to possess intermediate level of language proficiency to carry
out their responsibilities. Today many research reports emphasize the relationship between
English and employability all over the world. Due to the globalized market, employees need to
have day-to-day business dealings and communication with executives from different parts of the
world. Activities like emails, online chat, business presentations require ‘above average’
language skills in order to have unambiguous and clear-cut transfer of information to all
participants. Many research studies conducted in various Asian countries have identified that English
helps improve job performance and boosts the prospects of promotion.
Knowing English in a workspace has a lot of benefits. It showcases your interest to perform beyond
basic business standards. It will allow you to communicate effectively with your colleagues and
superiors. It will enable you to adequately express and represent yourself in front of an audience.
You will start developing high-end interpersonal and networking skills. It will provide you with
confidence while delivering presentations and speeches. Good communication will help you make a
good first impression, be it at a job interview or a business event. It will be of great assistance when
you travel to a different country or working at an international company. It gives you an edge over
other candidates while applying for a particular position. English language places you in a position
where you can express yourself to everyone in a common language.
How to groom yourself before an interview?
Interviewing can be challenging even for the best communicator. Responding effectively means
achieving a balance between listening to what the interviewer is asking, and providing a well-
thought-out response to questions. If you need to brush up on your interviewing skills, take the time
to practice. The more comfortable you are in the role of an interviewee, the easier it will be to
showcase how well you can communicate. Practice interviewing with a friend or family member, or
even by yourself in front of a mirror. Even though it’s not a “real” interview, you’ll be able to
consider, in advance, how you will respond and how you will connect with your interviewer.
Here are some of the top communication skills the hiring manager will be evaluating:
- Friendliness (are you easy to talk to?)
- Nonverbal communication (do you appear to be stressed or uncomfortable?)
- How clear and concise your responses are
Here in English Partner, we groom our students into proficient English speakers before they attend
interviews and other professional social situations (client meetings, sales, seminars, presentations
etc.,) we encourage them to upgrade their communication skills and cater their needs for the same.
We as a team in English Partner, strive to bring out the best in our students.