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UK Executives Could Miss out on Top Jobs

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UK Executives Could Miss out on Top Jobs

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UK senior executives five the real prospect of missing out on the best jobs in Europe unless they improve their language skills and embrace the idea of an integrated European economy, according to Anita Kota, a consultant with Hays Executive International Search and Selection.

"The job market is becoming increasingly global" she says, and the prospect of relocation within top companies is more of an issue now than it ever has been. The most senior executive positions in the future will quite simply not be available to people who are unfamiliar with other cultures and are unable to speak more than one language."

Kotla, who is bilingual and re-located to London from Poland, has several years of experience in the European recruitment market, recommending people for senior positions in some of Europe's largest companies.

"Unfortunately language is not the only barrier preventing UK people from getting the best jobs in Europe. …

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