Did you know that English is the preferred language for doing business in the world, followed by other languages such as German, Mandarin Chinese and Portuguese? In terms of income, a bilingual person can earn between 30% and 50% more than someone who is not?
This is voiced by Benjamín Toselli, CEO of IT Hunter Consulting, who specializes in researching and selecting ICT talent, who argues that speaking English is an important differentiating factor in technological positions, especially when the client is a multinational company or when the position Requires interaction with professionals from other latitudes.
And adds the competency seeker: “An ICT professional who speaks English can not only earn an additional 50% salary, but also gives them access to other benefits related to the world of work.” In this sense, Toselli highlights the following positive aspects:
- Access to better jobs and income. A professional who speaks and writes another language can apply for higher income jobs which are generally multinational corporations or fast growing companies opening new markets.
- Faster access to new technologies and technology providers. Generally speaking, most technologies are born in countries where English or a language other than Spanish is spoken. Therefore, being bilingual allows an ICT professional or executive to know and embrace the technological innovations that arise more easily and quickly.
- The possibility of obtaining an international career. A professional who speaks more than one language has more and better opportunities to work in another country, which adds to this the possibility of knowing other cultures and realities.
- Strengthening the communication network. Being bilingual, and taking advantage of tools like Zoom, Teams and LinkedIN for example, the technological talent is in a position to meet and strengthen working relationships with professionals from other countries and continents, and learn through them about job opportunities in those countries. latitudes.
- An option for improvement abroad. At the same time, mastering another language allows the professional to train in prestigious academic institutions operating abroad, either by taking courses, diplomas, or master’s degrees in person or online in the subjects that interest them.
- Ability to provide professional services abroad. If a person seeks to be independent and dreams of owning his own technology services provider from Chile, then mastering a language like English is a factor that helps a lot. “Due to the globalization of markets, the advancement of digital transformation and the emergence of remote work as a result of the epidemic, many foreign companies are recruiting IT professionals in Chile to provide services in a home office manner, that is, from their homes. Other countries, and focuses on functions such as Full Stack, Front End, Back End, Back End, and QA (Quality Assurance) analysts, to name a few, “says Benjamin Toselli. For example, he notes that in Chile today, by working for a North American company, a developer Full Stack can earn net worth close to $ 80,000 a year.