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North American Spanish is applied to United States, Canada, and the Caribbean Spanish, while English is applied to Canadian and United States English. If you are bilingual with North American Spanish, you can put both languages on your resume.
Review the job posting to learn if the position requires bilingual skills. If it mentions that the company prefers candidates proficient in a language you speak, you can list this skill near the top of your resume. If you don't see any preference or job description mentioning the need for candidates with bilingual skills, you can list it near the bottom of your resume in your skills section or in a section of its own. You can also list your bilingual skills in multiple sections throughout your resume, if desired.
“Virtually any professional in today’s job market will benefit from having experience in multiple languages,” according to the National Career Development Association, a nonprofit resource for career counselors and job seekers. “Many positions now list ‘bilingual’ or ‘trilingual’ in the title, and others require a working knowledge of another language due to interaction with offices in other countries and business travel. Even when language skills are not required, with all other factors equal, having a foreign language on one’s resume can provide an edge over candidates who are only proficient in English.” (Source: skillsetgroup.com)
Language skills are the additional languages you are proficient in besides the language your resume is written in. If you are applying for a job in the U.S., your resume will most likely be in English, which will show your comprehension of American English. The language skills on your resume could include any other languages in which you have intermediate, advanced, proficient or native comprehension abilities.
Although this might seem repetitive, multiplying the mentions of your language skills on your resume will ensure that it “passes” its initial review by the automated applicant tracking systems that many employers use to narrow down their pools of candidates. These systems are programmed to identify both the placement and the number of times specific keyword phrases are incorporated within your resume. (Source: www.thebalancecareers.com)