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What careers are there for people with language skills?

Posted: 17th May 2019

Language skills open up a range of specialist careers to you and they make you more attractive to almost any company.

At Mploy, our teams speak ten different languages, which is something our business is proud to be able to do. A wide variety of our candidates come from all over the world looking for work and above all we need to be able to support them. Therefore, we are constantly looking at ways to help our staff improve their language skills.

What if I want a language-based job?

Employers aren’t necessarily looking for linguists, so you have a fighting chance! If you’re applying to a job that emphasises fluency, don’t be put off if you’re not at native speaker level – this doesn’t deter employers. Employers will often look to see that you can communicate in a certain field and look to nurture your skills and potential in the long term.

Language-based careers

For example, with these jobs you typically need a language degree and/or professional qualifications from an accredited body:

  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Language Teacher

Experience-based careers

On the other hand, these role rate personal experience and native fluency much higher:

  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Diplomacy and International Organisations
  • Journalism
  • Retail and trade

Do I need to have a language degree?

Not necessarily. For certain jobs, a degree in languages is typically essential or some form of further qualification, although companies may do their own testing. In other industries, however, communication skills and cultural experience are preferred over qualifications.

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