Apply & Interview.

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Talking about language proficiency and study abroad in a resume or an interview

Language Proficiency

  1. Reflect: Use NCSSFL-ACTFL “Can Do Statements” to think about what you are able to do in the language.
    *These are also a helpful tool to set goals for furthering your proficiency.
  2. Self-Assess: Determine which proficiency benchmark applies most accurately to you. Highlight language that stands out
  3. Practice: Draft talking points representative of your language skills to publish in your resume and lean on during an interview. Consider seeing a career advisor for feedback and additional practice.

Study Abroad

  1. Reflect: Use Study Abroad Skills Inventory to think about how the experience plays a role in your career development.
  2. Ask Yourself: What would be most relevant and important for employers to know given the position I’m interviewing or applying for? Jot down notes based on the job description and values on organization/company’s website.
  3. Practice: Draft talking points that highlight your experiences and skills developed during study abroad to publish in your resume and lean on during an interview. Consider seeing a career advisor for feedback and additional practice.

General Resume & Cover Letter Guidance

Interview Tips