Headhunter highlights relevance of English for tech professionals – G5noticias

Did you know that 80% of the world's tech conferences and events are held in English? And 75% of multinational and national companies require their executives to have at least intermediate command of a particular language? This is highlighted by the XI ICT Salary Guide 2023 prepared a few months ago by IT consultancy Hunter. [1]Expert in sourcing and selecting technical talent.

The study is based on information related to the second half of 2022 and the first half of 2023, and includes conducting more than six thousand job interviews and reviewing more than 104 thousand CVs.

Benjamín Toselli, CEO of IT Hunter, says that English has become an important tool for success in the technology industry, as it allows you to apply for countless jobs around the world, access sources of information and interest, participate in events and conferences, and collaborate. Internationally.

According to Headhunter, among the main benefits that mastery of this language offers to IT professionals are:

1. More job opportunities. Many multinational companies and local technology companies are always looking for executives and professionals with intermediate or advanced English skills. That is why professionals with solid language skills in this sense are more likely to succeed when applying for vacant positions in such companies and access better salaries.

2. Presence at international events. 80% of the world's technology events and conferences are held in English, and a large portion of the communities that address the topic do so in that language. „People who don't master English miss out on such opportunities to acquire new knowledge, expand professional contacts, and keep up-to-date with the latest trends,” says Benjamin Tocelli.

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3. Access to relevant information and resources. Most of the technology's technical materials such as reports, studies, tutorials and online forums are in English.

4. A useful way to connect with the world. Given the advancement of teleworking and video conferencing tools like Zoom and Teams, IT professionals often collaborate and communicate with work teams distributed across different countries and continents, making mastery of the English language even more important.

5. Increases diffusion capacity. Speaking and writing in English makes it easier for IT professionals to share their knowledge with a wider audience through opinion articles, blogs and presentations.

6. Increase software development. English is present in many computer programs and programming languages, as well as frameworks and libraries for this subject. Likewise, working on open source projects means that technicians can communicate and discuss issues more effectively in English.

The executive notes that many American companies hire IT professionals in Chile with high intermediate (B2) English and pay salaries 30% higher than in our country for those who do not master the language.

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