will not being bilungiual hurt me?

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shane0515
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will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby shane0515 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:13 pm

My question is in regard to the alleged growing trend of employeers preferring bilingual employees over employees like myself who just speak English.

I''ll be attending a T14 law school soon and the only language that I speak is English. I will be going into corporate law.

Will not being able to speak Spanish or another language as well as English hurt my chances for getting or even keeping a high paying job? I'm afraid that I'll have to go to school an extra year for an MBA or something to look like a better candidate because I hear about how spanish speakers are preferred for jobs in the United States. By the way, I grew up in Canada so Im not sure what its like getting a job here.

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby slider » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:15 pm

Not sure if not being bilingual will hurt you, but your spelling might.

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:16 pm

edit: n/m
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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:17 pm

Yes.

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:19 pm

Si.

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:20 pm

edit: n/m
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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby hellokitty » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:20 pm

thesealocust wrote:Can we just lock this one before it starts?

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:20 pm

Nom.

[edit: apparently I suck at transliterating. Googled a better version: Na'am]
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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:21 pm

edit: n/m
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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby shane0515 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:22 pm

Man, you guys give some great constructive feedback. Why didn't I think about this site earlier

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:22 pm

I'm out. That was quick.

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:23 pm


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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:24 pm

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:


^Winner

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:25 pm

Ja.

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby shane0515 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:25 pm

Can anyone elaborate or should I just plan on moving back to Canada?

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:25 pm

edit: n/m
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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:27 pm

shane0515 wrote:Can anyone elaborate or should I just plan on moving back to Canada?

You're Canadian and you aren't bilingual? Fail.

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby shane0515 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:28 pm

Grew up in Kingston, Canada. Beleive it or not. Not everyone in Canada can speak English and French.

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:28 pm

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:You're Canadian and you aren't bilingual? Fail.

I'm Hispanic and I'm not bilingual. Sad things happen sometimes.

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby hellokitty » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:30 pm

Out of my closest friends, I'm the only one that's bilingual and it doesn't seem like any of my friends have been adversely affected in their careers or lives by not speaking another language.

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby shane0515 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:32 pm

YEAAAA, an actual valid response. Thank you!

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby solotee » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:33 pm

Da

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:36 pm

solotee wrote:Da

да
you did it wrong

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby Canarsie » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:36 pm

כן

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Re: will not being bilungiual hurt me?

Postby sternc » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:39 pm

No clue about your original question, but I recommend you try to remedy your statement that you have no idea what it is like getting a job here. What you find might surprise you...




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