My Grandmother thinks just because I can speak German I will have an edge when it comes to getting a job.
Elaine M: It can. If you need it in your job field, being bilingual is a huge asset (though right now it's Spanish or Chinese that are the top two).
And if you DON'T need it in your chosen job field it still lets a prospective employer know that you are capable of learning something most people don't take the time to learn. Knowing more than one language is a plus.
not if where you are going to work has nothing to do with German people
there probably was a time, long ago, that being able to speak German in predominately German neighborhoods was a given but that probably no longer exists
being able to speak Spanish where I am, southern Calif. if in some cases required, especially medical, banking and schools
It depends on the field and your location. In the US, German wouldn't be much of a boost but Spanish would be. In Europe, it might be the opposite.
Slightly, but it greatly depends on the language. Americans who can speak Chinese are going to be very valuable in 20 years.
Only at a german restaurant.
It could definitely help.