Sprechen Sie Deutsch? ¿Habla usted español? Parlez-vous français? Parli italiano? هل تتكلم العربية؟ Puhutko suomea? Говорите ли вы русский язык?
Most of us who have grown up in the United States public school systems have been exposed to a foreign language or two before we graduate. Even my preschooler has been exposed to limited Spanish phrases thanks to Dora, Diego and Handy Manny. But, for most of us who have not been raised in a bilingual family, we often lose or do not retain the languages that we are not regularly exposed to. But the ability to speak two or more languages definitely has its advantages to a job seeker. Bilingual, trilingual or multilingual speakers are, ever increasingly, in high demand with employers across the
We live in a global economy and a job seeker who can conduct business in a second language (or more) can definitely have an advantage over a monolingual speaker. I work at a call center in Grand Rapids, MI. (Not
especially known as an epicenter for cultural diversity.) Our company, however, is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We conduct
business with hoteliers and customers on 6 out of 7 continents. (I don’t know of any hotels in Antarctica, but then again, I haven’t tried to visit!)
At any given time, we can be conducting business in as many as 30 languages from our office in Grand Rapids, MI. What a diverse, interesting, and unique office environment! Keep in mind some employers will even reimburse for the programs to help you learn a new language. So how far are you willing to go to get a pay raise or new job, would you learn a new language?
All of this week’s Find Work Wednesday positions and thousands of other positions for military spouses, military service members, and Veterans can be found at our Job Seeker’s page. Opportunities can be found by clicking on “Search for Openings with MSCCN” and searching for the reference number. Additional jobs can be found by clicking on “Search for Job Openings with the JobCentral National Labor exchange”.
Bilingual Relay Associate, AT&T, Augusta, GA 51381BR
Bilingual Back Office Medical Assistant, Concentra, Houston, TX 51383BR
At Work-Paramedic/PRN, Concentra Ft Lauderdale, FL 51384BR
Product Developer I, Nike, Portland, OR 51385BR
Part Time Data Collections Interviewer, Convergys, Erlanger, KY 51387BR
Bilingual Customer Service Rep, Convergys, Jacksonville, FL 51389BR
Bilingual Store Manager, AT&T, Flushing, NY 51382BR
Part Time Data Collections Interviewer, Convergys, Erlanger, KY 53188BR
Bilingual German Customer Service Resolution Rep, Convergys, Orem, UT 51386BR
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