As the preferred language for communication for thousands of companies across the world, English language skills are now considered as essential in employees as technical ability. Whatever your experience level, you need to reevaluate your career progression in light of your language skills and their advancement – they’re now intrinsically linked!

A Game of Skill (shortages)

The meteoric rise of globalisation since the advent of the internet has put a lot of pressure on countries to keep up with changing market trends and demands. An obvious inclination towards people who are well-versed in English emerged, despite the fact that English is not the most commonly spoken language in the world, or even the second-most common. This inclination is now more of fact, with the generally accepted impression that the English language is synonymous with opportunity and a better quality of life.

How do you, as a professional, prepare yourself to be a part of a market that has rising demands for a skill still not commonly available in our country? While the odds may appear to be in your favour, you have to remember that the competition will be extremely tough and drawn out. Language skills are not easily quantified and varying criteria and requirements means you will need to stand out from the crowd, to avoid being a part of the ‘rejected’ pile.

Enter the OPT

The British Council has been working with in order to support the development of analyzing English skills for employability; the Online Placement Test (OPT), accredited by British Council and powered by tech- it’s the most reliable way to demonstrate your English skills to employers using an online Global Standard English Assessment.

The OPT addresses the market need by giving professionals a global standard test to unequivocally rank their ability – the legacy of the British Council ensures that this is an English test like no other! The test is administered online and provides instantaneous results – ranked on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), providing you a baseline for English skill that is recognized the world over.

Once you have finished the test and attained your result, you can showcase your skill to the world by putting your OPT badge front and center on your Rozee profile – ensuring that employers will instantly know that you have taken and aced a British Council assessment!

You can learn more about the Online Placement Test here.