If you want to work abroad in an English-speaking country, mastering all sorts of skills including business English is essential. Before you apply anywhere, refine your language skills and take official exams to prove your worth. Here are, for that matter, the skills you should have if you want to work abroad…
TOEFL and/or TOEIC
In the workplace, you will be sending emails and all sorts of official correspondence. It is therefore important that you have a good grounding in the English laguage. For that reason, you need to take a course in English for communication and consider taking the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC). This test assesses your ability to communicate in an English-speaking professional environment. In this regard, consider refining your business English skills by clicking here.
Having the TOEFL is also a big plus if you plan to study while working. The Test of English as a Foreign Language is an assessment of your ability to understand and use English in an academic context.
Having a good knowledge of English for tourism
As well as business English, consider taking some English for tourism lessons. This will not only help you expand your vocabulary but also give you the ability to speak in a more specific context. With this training, you will be more comfortable in situations where you need to sleep in a hotel, order food, book a plane ticket, buy tickets for a concert, etc. If you plan to work as a receptionist, for example, a good grounding in English for tourism is also essential.
Having good computer skills
Having a good grounding in IT will also be very useful once you find yourself in a professional environment. In te same vein, it adds a much needed star to your CV! Indeed, it is important that you know how to maintain a computer, optimise its performance by cleaning the cache, emptying the recycle bin, etc. You also need to know how to install an application or an antivirus, use Gmail, surf the Internet, save data, process images, etc. Once you have all these skills in your locker, you will be able to integrate the professional world with more confidence and serenity.