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Language skills are key to a successful career. Many employers require evidence of your English language proficiency, so being able to prove your skills is an important part of the job-hunting and promotion processes.  

A great way to do this is by taking IELTS, a highly-popular English language proficiency test which is recognised by many multinational organisations, including investment banks, law firms, accounting companies and insurance companies.

The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region also uses IELTS for job screening procedures in its Common Recruitment Examination (CRE). The CRE consists of three 45-minute papers. These are: Use of English (UE), Use of Chinese (UC) and an Aptitude Test (AT).   An overall IELTS band score of 6.5 or above in the Academic Module (with no subtest score below band 6 obtained in the same sitting) is accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE paper of the CRE within the two-year validity period of IELTS.