Digital CV: Language
<p>When you’re looking and applying for a job, you are up against many other applicants; that’s why it’s important to stand out from the crowd. Aside from getting your credentials vetted before applying for jobs, you need to showcase your skills, too. One important skill to show off is your linguistic proficiency, particularly when applying for a job overseas. You need to let international employers know that you can communicate effectively in a language other than your native one.</p> <h2>Your Digital CV</h2> <p>As a TrueProfile.io Member, you can build and update your <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/build-a-digital-resume" target="_blank">Digital CV</a> for free! From your dashboard, you can update your professional information to cast a spotlight on your skills. Add your Language skills and proficiency to your Digital CV.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="837" height="653" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/04/GT-Arrow-Languages.png" alt="Languages" class="wp-image-14103" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/04/GT-Arrow-Languages.png 837w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/04/GT-Arrow-Languages-300x234.png 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/04/GT-Arrow-Languages-768x599.png 768w" sizes="(max-width: 837px) 100vw, 837px" /></figure> <h2>English as an Essential Skill 🇬🇧</h2> <p>For those who aspire to work in native English-speaking countries, communicating effectively in English is a required skill. Communication skills are broken down into the following components:</p> <ul><li><strong>Speaking </strong>&#8211; demonstrate that you can converse well in English</li><li><strong>Listening</strong> &#8211; show that you can understand spoken English in a variety of accents</li><li><strong>Reading</strong> &#8211; display your understanding of complex written ideas</li><li><strong>Writing</strong> &#8211; convey your thoughts clearly in written form</li></ul> <p></p> <p><strong>Additionally, as healthcare is a complex field, you may also be rated for your ability to understand:</strong></p> <ul><li>Scientific terms</li><li>Medical jargon</li></ul> <p></p> <h2>Visa and Licensing Requirements</h2> <p>Being bilingual is a plus point for applicants as most English-speaking countries ask for <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.gmc-uk.org/registration-and-licensing/join-the-register/registration-applications/application-guides/full-registration-for-international-medical-graduates/your-knowledge-of-english" target="_blank">documentary evidence</a> of your English mastery as a visa or licensure requirement. </p> <p>Countries like <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/australian-points-system" target="_blank">Australia</a>, New Zealand, the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/can-you-get-a-visa-under-the-uk-points-based-system" target="_blank">United Kingdom</a>, and the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/get-hired-in-the-usa-as-a-foreign-educated-nurse" target="_blank">USA</a> ask for proof of English proficiency. You can present an <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/passing-ielts-healthcare-employment-overseas" target="_blank">IELTS certificate</a> or an <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/why-choose-oet/" target="_blank">OET certificate</a> as proof of your competency. </p> <p><strong>Add and showcase your language certificates on your Digital CV:</strong></p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="837" height="299" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/04/GT-Arrow-Edit-Language.png" alt="Edit Language Section" class="wp-image-14104" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/04/GT-Arrow-Edit-Language.png 837w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/04/GT-Arrow-Edit-Language-300x107.png 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/04/GT-Arrow-Edit-Language-768x274.png 768w" sizes="(max-width: 837px) 100vw, 837px" /></figure> <h2>Proof of Language Proficiency</h2> <p>It is important to note that you can also add additional proof of language proficiency to your Digital CV. </p> <p>If you’re multilingual, include your native language and other languages that you know. <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-independent-189/points-table" target="_blank">Australian migration</a>, for example, awards additional points to Skilled Independent visa applicants for their knowledge of a <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.naati.com.au/policies/language-policy-for-ccl-tests/" target="_blank">credentialed community language</a> like Filipino. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region countries<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/requirements-healthcare-job-gcc" target="_blank"> and employers</a> will prioritize job applicants with proficiency in both Arabic and English. </p> <p>Healthcare professionals who can talk to patients in their native language can communicate their medical conditions better. Showing that you are a polyglot will make you stand out as a medical worker!</p> <h4>Update your language skills on your <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://trueprofile.io/member/login" target="_blank">Digital CV</a> now!</h4> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://sso.trueprofile.io/login" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Add my language skills</a></div> </div> <h4><em><em>Update the following sections of your Digital CV:</em></em></h4> <ul id="block-18395c36-71b9-4418-8c2f-3a9ecb5911ab"><li><a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlights-license" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Professional License</a></li><li><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlight-your-education" target="_blank">Education</a></li><li><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlights-personal-info" target="_blank">Personal Info</a></li><li><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlights-work-experience" target="_blank">Work Experience</a></li><li><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlights-professional-info" target="_blank">Professional Info</a></li><li><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlights-good-standing" target="_blank">Good Standing Certificate</a></li><li><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/update-your-contact-settings-and-unlock-career-opportunities" target="_blank">Profile Visibility Preferences</a></li><li><a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlights-licensehttps://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlights-identity" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Identity</a></li></ul> <p></p>