So many nursing jobs require applicants to be bilingual in English and Spanish. I am beginning to see being fluent in Spanish as very important. What if I am not bilingual? Will I lose all opportunities at getting an RN job?
Yo No Habla Espanol
Dear Donna replies:
Dear Yo No Habla Espanol,
The vast majority of jobs in Northern N.J., an area I am very familiar with, do not require bilingual skills. Sometimes we tend to focus on certain details, also called selective vision, if we think we don’t have the required skills to get a job.
Hopefully you are not relying exclusively on classified ads (in print or online) to uncover employment opportunities. Read Ten steps to a successful job search (www.Nurse.com/Cardillo/Ten-Steps) for a more proactive and effective approach.