You’ve got your degree, and now you’re eager to get a job in your field. But when you look up jobs in your desired area, you find that there’s a language requirement and the only languages they require are ones that you don’t know.
So you may be thinking: “How can I get a job in my industry when I don’t speak the native language?”
This article will show you how to apply for foreign language jobs in your industry successfully and stand out from other applicants who also want these jobs. We will also provide you with resources and tips on learning languages faster so that you can apply tomorrow, not next year.
Why you need to learn another language
Maybe you’ve always wanted to work in the fashion industry, but when you got your degree in fashion design and looked up jobs in your desired field, you found that not all require a language requirement.
If you don’t speak German, for example, and want to work in the fashion industry there, you may think: “How can I get a job in my industry when I don’t speak the native language?”
How to find jobs in your desired industry
We suggest searching for job postings that list a language requirement to find jobs in your desired industry. For example, when we searched the term “jobs for people who speak Spanish” on our favorite job site, Indeed, we found over 4 million results! So there are lots of jobs available to those with this skill-set.
After you have navigated through the millions of job listings and found some that seem promising, it is time to search for those companies on LinkedIn and see if they have a profile page. This way, you will obtain more information about the company, which will help you in the interview process.
How to apply for foreign language jobs in your industry
So you want to apply for a foreign language job in your industry, but you don’t speak the language. The important thing is to have experience and a resume that stands out from the rest!
Here we explain how:
* Get experience working in the country whose language you’re trying to learn.
* Learn about the country’s culture whose language you’re trying to learn.
* Learn the native language as soon as possible.
* Learn to read and write their language correctly.
* Make it known that your goal is to work in their country’s field (this could be done with your cover letter or resume).
Resources to help you learn languages faster
If you have a college degree but don’t speak the language of your desired industry, you may be wondering how to get a job in your field.
Here are some resources to help you learn languages faster so that you can apply tomorrow, not next year:
-Talk with people who speak the language
-Take online courses
-Use a language learning app
-Visit a new country or live with a host family
If you want to be able to work abroad in your field, then you need to invest in learning a foreign language. There are many ways to learn and study, but it depends on your effort to learn fast. Your best bet is to start by researching companies that do business in the country where you want to work, find out what languages they require for their employees, and make a plan for how you will learn them.