75% of employers reject applicants with poor command of English, says JobStreet.com

Job search site JobStreet.com said 75 percent of Philippine employers reject applicants with poor English, while 97 percent said applicants with good English are more productive, reports The Philippine Star. JobStreet General Manager Grace Colet said, "[The jejemon trend] which started with text messages and social media sites is seen to encourage erroneous use of language, which can have dire implications on one’s job prospects."

To address employers’ demands for applicants with a good command of the English language, Colet said JobStreet launched the English Language Assessment (ELA) program late last year. Applicants may take the ELA once every three months.

According to Colet, 86 percent of employers said the ELA helped them look for candidates, while 60 percent of applicants said the ELA helped increase their chances of getting job offers.

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