June 19, 2016

Top 10 Most Profitable Languages To Learn As A Job Seeker

With a bit of dedication and practice anyone can learn a foreign language. Being multi-lingual is a valuable skill that can help to build your resume, make you more employable, help you earn more money, and open up opportunities for both travel and work abroad. Are you ready to learn a foreign language?

Tag cloud highlighting popular languages around the world

There are thousands of languages in the world that are spoken on a daily basis, yet there are certain languages that are more profitable than others. These profitable languages can help to foster communication and break down barriers between individuals and businesses.

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Now the most profitable languages are not necessarily the most popular languages. Profitable languages can be defined as languages that are both in widespread use and have a major economic impact. These are the languages that employers want to see on your resume.

Below you will find a list of the most profitable languages in no particular order. The number next to the languages represents the number of people who speak that language.

  1. English – 310 Million
  2. Mandarin – 1.0 Billion
  3. Arabic – 230 Million
  4. Spanish – 420 Million
  5. Russian – 255 Million
  6. Portugese – 213 Million
  7. Japanese – 127 Million
  8. German – 229 Million
  9. French – 130 Million
  10. Italian – 69 Million

Discover how many people speak a language as their first or second language at VistaWide.com.

From a professional stand point, it’s a wise decision to learn a new language. If you’re fluent in multiple languages, you can “earn up to 15% more money” according to LifeHack.org. Did you know that you can learn most languages for free too?

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It’s up to you to decide what language that you want to learn, if any.  You may be passionate about learning Swahili, Hindi, Korean, Nepali, or Thai. While these may not make our list of the most profitable languages, they may be more applicable to your life. For example, if you want to travel through Poland, it might be beneficial to learn Polish or if you are keen to work with Italian boot makers speak Italian fluently may be beneficial. What language tops your list?

Choose the language that will help you accomplish your goals and will help you get ahead in life. If you’re unsure what language to learn, pick one of the world’s most profitable languages. Whatever language you learn, be sure to add it to your digital resume!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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