Question by  csm1003 (33)

How do you list language skills in a CV?

I speak pretty good French.


Answer by  singlady (161)

Like all items in a CV, it's good to list language skills in a concise, clear manner using action words and differentiating between fluent or beginner: - Speak and write fluent Mandarin Chinese - Rudimentary speaking ability in French - Fluent Russian speaker - Good spoken French, basic written French


Answer by  largetuna (118)

You would only need to list your French language skills in the cover letter if it specifically relates to the job. If you are applying for a job that requires a French speaking candidate, then by all means include it in the Cover Letter, but if the job doesn't specifically ask, leave it on the resume.


Answer by  trudie1962 (1022)

You should differentiate between your speaking and writing skills in French. For example: "conversational spoken French" or "fluent spoken French" indicate you can speak French but not write it. You don't want a prospective employer thinking you can write in French if you cannot. If you have both skills, you can mention "Good/fluent spoken and written French".


Answer by  newgeneration (699)

Languages can be listed under "special skills" or "relevant skills" in a CV or resume. Use academic terms to define the second language - i. e. fluent, advanced, intermediate, novice, etc.


Answer by  Marie (778)

In a U. S. resume, you generally have a section below Education and Experience titled "Additional" or "Other". You should list the languages you speak there, and your fluency level.

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