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Who here is bilingual? Do you feel like the additional language has helped you with career growth/opportunities?

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Yes, I speak fluent corporate as my second language. Man does it pay.

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6 languages and counting. Does it help me on the job? Absolutely not. Does it impress the hell out of people? Yes

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If you're client facing role or market research, sometimes. But I find it doesn't really matter in general.

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Here's a great language you should learn: FLATTERY

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I am and the answer is no as GS1 explained above

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Probably wouldn't help me unless I moved to the London office

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^^agree

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I am. Doesn't really matter. More of a secondary/tertiary impact. Somewhat helpful when networking.

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Depends on your job, if you deal with clients in a region other than your own and you speak the language it definitely helps.

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Being able to talk 'business' to the CEO and turn around and talk 'technical' to the technology teams down to the developer has made my career for close to two decades...

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4 languages, still an analyst

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4 languages.. Good accent... Still stuck

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Trilingual and no. It is impressive but it also depends what group/product you support.

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In London, you have to speak at least two languages to be competitive. I tend to assume monolinguals are dumb until proven otherwise, if you went to a decent school you should at least speak French

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!Sí señor/señorita!

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In London pretty much everyone is bi-or even tri lingual

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It's more obvious for non-English speakers like me. I'm paid because I can speak English, but knowing another two European languages hasn't helped at all

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I speak Japanese, more conversational than business fluent, but I can still carry myself just fine in the workplace. A few years back I worked as an analyst covering Japan, and as you can imagine, it made a huge difference in my ability to analyze primary research. If you're considering studying another language, I highly recommend it, but it took me years of study both extracurricularly and at college to get proficient, and I lived in Japan for two years, so manage your own expectations on fluency.

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Depends on whether you cover / are interested in another region. If so, yes.

😂😂😂bilingual here. Take me a while to learn to speak like a quasi-native English speaker.....

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