7 dicembre 2010

Jobs you didn't know you could do with a language

What jobs are out there for people with language skills? ‘Teacher’ or ‘translator’ are usually top of this list when you ask people that question, and there is a common misconception that these are the only jobs you can do. Wrong!

Here follows just some of the interesting jobs where languages are specifically required:

Video games tester – playing video games to test that they say the right words in the correct language.

Private jet sales executive – selling private jets, or fractional ownership of them, to high net worth individuals across Europe.

Football analyst – watching and analysing the latest European football matches and producing reports on the failures and successes of the team in different languages. These are passed onto traders to aid investors in betting more successfully.

International assignment manager – working for a large international company to help colleagues re-locate from country to country.

Luxury yacht sales manager – Selling yearly memberships to the rich and famous who want to be charted on a route around the world on their private yacht and waited on by their own staff.

Tour organiser – organising tours for pop bands around Europe, organising and booking venues and general diary and transport management.

Art editor – editor and designer for a large internal magazine for a global bank.

Journalist – uncovering the latest scoop on international financial trends and reporting on the information for a financial magazine.

Press conference assistant – interpreting for Arsenal FC Manager Arsene Wenger and Jose Antonio Reyes for Champions League fixtures in Spain.

Recruitment consultant – yes we had to get this in! You can work all over the world, recruiting people from across the globe into a range of sectors, from marketing to law, finance and IT.

Source: Jobsite

See also Localization QA Tester