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30 Border Patrol Officer Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
| Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
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We prefer that our border patrol officers be multi-lingual. Which languages do you speak?

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  1. 1.

    We prefer that our border patrol officers be multi-lingual. Which languages do you speak?

      Depending on where you are applying, preference usually goes to those candidates with a second language or more. In the United States, Spanish is preferred as a second language where in Canada, French is the preferred second language. If you have additional language skills, ensure that they are highlighted on your resume. You can keep your answer brief and be sure to rate your skills in each language as beginner, conversational, or fluent.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I am fluent in English and conversational in Spanish. I understand the importance of speaking a second language, and for that reason, I am also taking courses in French. Currently, I am a beginner."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I am fluent in English and am currently practicing Spanish. I would rate myself as a beginner in Spanish. Are there any other languages you prefer that I study?"

      Rachelle's Answer

      "As an experienced border patrol officer, I understand the importance of speaking multiple languages. I am fluent in English, French, and Spanish. Currently, I am teaching myself Cantonese."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I only speak English but am willing to learn a second language."

      Rachelle's Answer

      If this is a requirement (often it's Spanish, depending on your location), be sure to express tangible steps that you are ready to take or have already taken to get you to this goal.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am only fluent in English, but I took Spanish in school from 8th grade to my junior year in college. I would say that I am able to hold a basic conversation with a Spanish speaker."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Avoid burying the lead. I have reworded your response for impact.

      "I am conversational in Spanish and fluent in English. I studied Spanish in school from 8th grade, all the way to my junior year in college."

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