Carreras para bilingües

Aprovéchate de la ventaja de saber dos idiomas

Whichever way you look at it, being bilingual is an advantage. With the growth of the Latino market in this country, most companies require workers who not only speak Spanish, but also understand the Latino culture. Therefore, you must: distinguish between speaking two languages ​​and two cultures understand, know that industries / companies seeking such workers, as I emphasize in your documents, and where to go to find job listings.

Bilingual and bicultural ¿?

One thing is knowing how to speak a language and quite another, it is to understand both cultures. If you are lucky enough to speak English and Spanish perfectly, working doors open a little longer. If you consider yourself well trained to understand the Latino culture, many companies appreciate you even more ..

What does the company need?

The most important thing is to understand what the company requires bilingual worker. Does it clearly specified in the job advertisement seeking a bilingual person or just put it as a plus for the position in question?

Typical jobs for bilingual

Gone are the days when occupying bilingual positions requiring merely translate some documents or attend some customers by phone. Companies that seek to address the Latino market have realized that they need bilingual services to develop market strategies, physically working in sales positions, or to create new products with the Latino customer in mind.

So, they have opened the doors for Latinos (well prepared academically) in fields such as telecommunications, insurance, marketing, advertising, and almost any industry that owns Latino customers.

Bilingual advertising pages work

Some of the web pages devoted to advertise specific jobs for bilingual incluyen: latinosforhire.com , bilingualjobs.net , latpro.com , http://www.bilingualcareer.com , bilingualcrossing.com , hispanic-jobs.com.

Do not just search for bilingual jobs in the pages mentioned here. In almost all major banks work (Monster.com, Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com, and others) you can write "bilingual" in the box where the search for work is performed. That way, you will have the opportunity to discover even more listings that may not have been included in the specific pages for bilingual.

Where do I put on my resume?

When it comes to highlight a language in the resume, it is normal to include it in the end as an additional skill. But if it's a job that requires a bilingual person and not make the mistake of hiding that attribute. Put summarizes the beginning of one of the most important aspects of your qualities. Also, if you had work experience where the language used, include it in great detail.

And in my letter?

In your letter, emphasizes the fact of being bilingual. Apart from that, concentrate on how that training can benefit the company. If the company seeks an insurance salesman who speaks Spanish, emphasizes that your value lies not only speak the language but understand the Latino culture. And that all this will result in an increase in sales for the organization. Find ways to present concrete benefits for being a bilingual / bicultural.

Specifies the level

In any document that mentions your ability to speak other languages, always specify your level. If Spanish is your native language, mention. Remember that the types of levels used are beginner, intermediate, expert (native). If you have taken classes to learn other languages, apart from Spanish and English, also name them (with corresponding level). The fact show the initiative to learn other languages ​​demonstrates your ability to learn and manage in other cultures. One more advantage in your favor. Good luck.