A knowledge of one or more foreign languages can be useful in a wide range of careers. For some jobs, such as translating, interpreting and language teaching, language skills are the main requirement. For other jobs a combination of languages and other qualifications, knowledge or skills may be needed. For example, people with languages plus IT, law, finance or sales skills are much sought-after.
Further information about jobs using languages.
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Organisations that market their products or services in many countries and therefore are keen to employ people with foreign language skills.
United Nations and other international organisations
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Broadcasts in the languages of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Southwestern Asia) - based in Prague:
Freelance translation jobs
Other possibilities include multinational companies, radio and TV stations, universities, colleges and other educational institutions, and hotels.
Jobs in many countries
Jobs in international organisations
International IT & Tech jobs
Lists mainly academic jobs involving languages and linguistics
Jobs in Australia
Jobs in Canada
Jobs in China
Jobs in Denmark
Jobs in Europe
Jobs in France
Jobs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Jobs in India
Jobs in Ireland
Jobs in Italy
Jobs in Portuguese-speaking countries
Jobs for Spanish speakers in Spain and Latin America
Jobs in New Zealand
Jobs in South Africa
Jobs in the UK
Welsh language jobs / Swyddi Cymraeg
Jobs in Renewable Energy, Science & Technology, Environmental Internships, Green Management, etc in many countries: http://www.ofertia.com/empleos-sostenibles/jobs/
http://www.frontrecruitment.co.uk (front of house staff)
http://www.linguistsdirect.com (jobs in IT and telecommunications)
http://www.french-selection.co.uk (jobs for French, German and Spanish speakers)
http://www.frenchrecruitment.co.uk (jobs for French speakers)
http://www.germany-usa.com (jobs in Germany and the USA)
http://www.jac-recruitment.co.uk (jobs for Japanese speakers)
http://www.cpir.com (jobs for Japanese speakers)
http://www.approachpeople.com (jobs in France, Ireland, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain)
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