The Best Tech Tools to Boost Your Bilingual Job Search
The process of finding a job has been changed dramatically by technology. In this article, I will present five tech tools that will make it easier for you to find bilingual jobs.
The world has benefitted greatly from things like the internet or smart devices, and today we are more connected than ever. As such it is also more important than ever to be able to speak multiple languages. The number of jobs and positions within companies that require you to speak at least two languages has increased dramatically, as businesses are trading and interacting with other companies from all over the world. Whether you want to work in a multinational company or just a local company that deals heavily with foreign customers, being able to handle the responsibilities of a bilingual job means a lot.
This is where it gets tricky as some a harder time than others mastering multiple languages. Luckily, there are some really amazing solutions out there that can help you be more successful in your search for a bilingual job. Let’s take a look at some of your options and see what you can do to improve your chances.
Learning apps or educational apps are mobile applications that offer awesome learning material in a format that makes it easy to comprehend in a short period of time. The benefit of these apps is that they can be taken on the road and you can choose what you want to learn. It beats the classroom approach through multiple aspects, such as being able to learn what you want, and when you want, for how long you want. Feel like brushing up on your Spanish for next week’s meeting? It doesn’t matter that it’s 2 AM, simply pop up the learning app and get to learning. There are tons of such apps online and the only thing left is to find the one that caters to your specific learning needs. If you’re using an iPhone, Siri can also help you find such apps, here’s how to use Siri.
This is a Google service that makes it easier to communicate and interact with people looking for the same king of knowledge. You can be part of a group that learns from the same professor about a certain subject, in this case a second language. The main benefit here is the convenience of not having to go to an actual classroom. Google’s platform lets you sit comfortably at home, enjoying your coffee or tea while you absorb all that information. Being able to learn on your own terms and have no distractions makes it a lot easier to actually get that knowledge locked down.
Duolingo is a long running service that offers free courses for a wide variety of languages. It doesn’t have courses for every language in the world but most of the major ones are present. They even have High Valyrian courses for the Game of Thrones fans out there, with a nice side of real world languages ranging from Spanish to the newly added Chinese. The platform works on a course base in which you unlike superior courses by completing and testing in the ones available for you. So for example, if you want to unlock the course that deals with entertainment or food, you must first pass the course that covers the basics like “what’s your name?” or “nice to meet you”.
Job recruitment websites
This might seem pretty basic knowledge, but there’s a hook: Instead of just looking for bilingual job offerings in your country, you should extend your search to foreign job recruitment websites. For instance if you are a native English speaker but you also speak French, take a look at what kind of jobs are advertised on French websites. You might just find that they are looking that can speak English very well, and while they might not have an English native in mind necessarily, you fit the bill.
The education system
If you’re not looking for a particular job, just one that makes use of your bilingual aptitudes, you can use the online platforms built around the education system. One of the best shots you have at a bilingual job is by teaching your native language in the country that speaks your secondary language. Of course, you can also have success the other way around. There are many forums, websites and platforms dedicated to broad or specific parts of the education system, not to mention that each university or school has their own website which you should check for job listings.
Bilingual jobs are definitely a step up from regular jobs when it comes to social requirements. Being able to converse in two languages can be challenging but if it’s something you excel at, today’s tech solutions make it a lot easier for you to make your qualities lucrative.