Intercultural competences – To what extent are these skills an asset when looking for a job? (3/3)​

EPICUR > Intercultural competences – To what extent are these skills an asset when looking for a job? (3/3)​


Study career advisor | UvA

“All these skills are a big asset for organisations and teams. Especially nowadays, the labour market is changing rapidly because of automatization, technological developments or for example a global pandemic, it is important that you can adapt quickly, to be open to other perspectives, to be willing to learn new things and develop yourself, and
that you’re able to communicate in an appropriate manner and can reflect on your own doings.”


EPICUR Research project officer | UHA

“So I think that these skills should not be highlighted explicitly on a CV. I have intercultural competences but it’s more something that we will see through my experience, my professional, academic, personal background. The places where the person has lived. The different actions in which the person has participated. The different jobs that the person has had and where they have worked.”


Communication officer | UFR

“Intercultural competences are important in today’s labour market, in a world that is becoming more and more globalized. Of course the work environments are more diverse and you work much more with other countries, and so far these skills and competences are very important for the employers. They should be in every CV, starting with stays abroad or even with foreign language skills that I think is a very important point in the CV.”


English teacher | KIT

“These intercultural skills can be applied in any work environment. Particularly if you happen to be working in communication, for example when you meet somebody, how do you talk to them? How do you write emails? Simply, you can learn this by observing if you’re just at a conference somewhere.”

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