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    Hi guys

    Wanted to know how bad it is to have Languages spoken: "English and X" if you are only conversational in X and cannot like say, present a university lecture. (for a clothes store)
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    Hi guys

    Wanted to know how bad it is to have Languages spoken: "English and X" if you are only conversational in X and cannot like say, present a university lecture. (for a clothes store)
    Could you hold a conversation with customers in the store to a decent level? If so, then yes it is fine to include it as such.I would expect a university lecture to have a far more extensive range of vocabulary to present on something well and with confidence - they would probably need to far more closer to fluent.
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    Just put 'Conversational (Language)'
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    Also, don't put English unless your CV is not in English.
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    Hi guys

    Wanted to know how bad it is to have Languages spoken: "English and X" if you are only conversational in X and cannot like say, present a university lecture. (for a clothes store)
    Don't put English on unless you CV is for use outside the UK. Otherwise only mention languages that you can speak to a professionally useful level AND the employer will use.
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    I once knew a very intelligent bloke who knew about 15 languages. Whenever he had to interview someone and they put a language down on their CV he would conduct the whole interview in said language. Good way to catch people out.*
 
 
 
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