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oziohume
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 Message 41 of 86
15 November 2012 at 7:52pm | IP Logged 
I have always listed all the languages I speak, mainly because they're right now the
thing I'm proudest and one of the things that define me best. But in addition to that, I
also beleive they're a quality that may make me more valuable than other candidates.
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bela_lugosi
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 Message 42 of 86
19 November 2012 at 12:53pm | IP Logged 
Me too. I list the languages I speak because proficiency in multiple languages is definitely an advantage in most jobs, and employers might find me more interesting and suitable for certain tasks than other job-seekers. I got my present job in a currency exchange office thanks to my language skills and travel experience. :) I think it is important to specify your level of proficiency in each language you put on your CV. I am currently studying Northern Sami but I do not put it on my CV because I am just a beginner. I will consider it when I reach B1 level.

Many employers have been impressed by the long list, and they have wanted to test my skills in 2-3 languages. :) That is perfectly fine with me because I do understand that they might think I'm just bragging.
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Chung
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 Message 43 of 86
19 November 2012 at 11:43pm | IP Logged 
bela_lugosi wrote:
Me too. I list the languages I speak because proficiency in multiple languages is definitely an advantage in most jobs, and employers might find me more interesting and suitable for certain tasks than other job-seekers. I got my present job in a currency exchange office thanks to my language skills and travel experience. :) I think it is important to specify your level of proficiency in each language you put on your CV. I am currently studying Northern Sami but I do not put it on my CV because I am just a beginner. I will consider it when I reach B1 level.

Many employers have been impressed by the long list, and they have wanted to test my skills in 2-3 languages. :) That is perfectly fine with me because I do understand that they might think I'm just bragging.


What are you using to learn Northern Saami?
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bela_lugosi
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 Message 44 of 86
26 November 2012 at 9:57pm | IP Logged 
I use the Finnish textbook series Dávvin along with a few online resources (www.yle.fi/sapmi for instance). :) Unfortunately there is not that much stuff available, so basically you have to be happy with what you can get. How about you?
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Chung
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 Message 45 of 86
27 November 2012 at 4:19pm | IP Logged 
I've worked through the first two volumes of the Finnish edition of Davvin in conjunction with Sammallahti's Finnish <> Northern Saami dictionary. I am tempted to finish the job with the last two volumes of Davvin but I've got my hands full with other languages so the language unfortunately has not been a priority. The most that I've been able to do for the last several months is some browsing of my notes and consulation of my resources as I create example sentences in Northern Saami for a non-specialist's guide to Uralic languages. As for other learning material, I've come upon a fair bit of stuff online (especially after the time when Northern Saami was one of my main target languages) and have included the links in the Saamic/Lappish Profile.
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maydayayday
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 Message 46 of 86
27 November 2012 at 8:18pm | IP Logged 
I recently updated one of my web profiles to show a language - within a couple of hours I got a Skype call in said language: I wasn't the right person for what they wanted but I was massively complimented on actually being able to hold an interview in another language.




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JJ-JUNIOR
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 Message 47 of 86
29 November 2012 at 4:41pm | IP Logged 
Put those that are relevant to the position.
Since all the languages I speak are relatively mainstream I always insert them in my CV.


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Leurre
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 Message 48 of 86
30 November 2012 at 12:53am | IP Logged 
I would never put in a CV that I speak a language unless I have taken a recognized exam
in it.


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