Ever wondered how the HR manager, to whom we are but a head count in a large company, decide who to recruit, promote, or even retrench?
Assuming everyone has the same performance and achieve their individual KPI, how do they know who is more ‘valuable’ to the company? Or who can communicate their ideas across all levels?
Take Dave for example. He’s been in his company for 7 years.
He works hard just like you, hits his KPI and then more. But somehow, that elusive promotion just past Dave by.
Year after year.
Unfair? Unlucky? What about misunderstood?
You see, most people would believe the key to promotion is KPI, which is important, so is taking the initiative and a good relationship with their bosses.
This is true if your boss is the one making all the calls. The better your performance and relationship with your boss, the better the chances.
As for Dave, unfortunately, his colleagues are also performing as well as he is and has a good relationship with the boss.
How is the boss going to justify amongst you, that one promotion to the HR?
On the other side of the coin, the dreaded retrenchment exercise.
When all are equally ambitious (who doesn’t when we smell a weak economy coming?), with your boss equally unsure of his/her future, how does the HR decide?
Remember, everyone in the payroll is just a headcount. All the HR has is your appraisal. As long as you don’t mess up, like most of your peers, you are on the same level as everyone else.
What if there’s this one certification that gives the HR an immediate insight and confidence on your ability to communicate with anyone?
Something that is quantifiable, one that the boss is ready to justify your promotion.
If you have already realised, the English language is the international business language. Everything is communicated in English.
The ability to negotiate, understand the project requirements are all done in English.
If you can prove your English proficiency level, even to someone who has never interacted with you before, wouldn’t that be helpful in getting yourself in the spotlight, instantly?
With 7 million tests a year used by 14,000 organisations, TOEIC English test is the de facto test used worldwide by organisations to gauge the English Proficiency level of their hires.
Don’t you think your opportunity greatly increases if you have this TOEIC English test score on your CV?