APRIL 25, 2015: BETTER ENGLISH; BETTER JOBS

According to a publication by Ujjwal Chouksey of Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, enhanced communication skills in English can result to not only an improved social life, but also better job opportunities in the future. From job interviews to the actual professional world, communication skills are very crucial, and being proficient in English means being able to communicate clearly and effectively. In job interviews, most interviewers conduct interviews in English. Interviewers quickly make judgments and give great importance to first impressions.

Poor skills in the language can mean smaller chances of landing a job. On the other hand, being proficient in the language can help one leave a good first impression which means higher chances of getting the position one is applying for. English is the most commonly used language in the business world.

Most job interviews are done in English. Most business contracts are written in English. Handling international business deals require effective skills in English. English is the preferred business language because it is an exact language. It allows a person to say what he or she wants to say without having to argue about the meaning.

However, using incorrect tenses, prepositions, and the like will make one’s statement less accurate. So in order to have an increased competence in the professional world, one should have a very good grasp of the English language. Even companies that offer jobs not involving office work require applicants to take an English language proficiency test.