Milkybar_Kid wrote:I understand that Chinese language skills on their own are pretty useless without some other skills to supplement language ability. But what goes well with Chinese language skills?
I am looking into getting some professional qualifications under my belt and was thinking about a finance/ accountancy course.
ironlady wrote:Unless you are obsessive about improving your Chinese, even "opened doors" won't translate into "very lucrative full-time work". Having another qualification is a very, very good idea. The sad fact of the world is that people who are (engineers, accountants, lawyers, doctors) hire and fire people who only translate or interpret -- which is about all (other than teaching, which is even worse) you can do if you have only Chinese in your qualification box.
Notice that I say "qualification box" and not "skill box" -- I have a lot of skills, but I find it very difficult to present this in a way that a prospective employer here in the States will accept. Opportunities subsequent to "opened doors" tend to be rather quirky and not easily fitting into the molds that employers offering highly paid jobs want, regardless of how well they might equip you to actually do those jobs.
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