Employers seek Foreign Language Speaking and Translation Skills
Long considered unimportant in the job market, foreign language skills are increasingly in demand.
I live in Europe, and I can attest that Americans have a pretty poor reputation as foreign-language speakers; but I believe the tide is turning. In fact, not a day goes by that I don't read at least one article in the American press about the growing need for foreign language skills in the USA. "Once a language degree probably meant a career in teaching or a couple of other choices. But career-placement experts say the job market is rapidly expanding for graduates with language skills," reports Mark Pitsch in the Louisville Courier-Journal. The article cites three reasons for the increase in the importance of foreign languages: economic globalization, the need to communicate for diplomatic purposes in the wake of 9/11, and increasing cultural diversity within the USA.
Hiring employees with foreign language skills can help your company negotiate and communicate with foreign firms, but it won't eliminate the need for specialized language translation services. Speaking another language does not necessarily qualify one as a a good writer, translator, or interpreter. And while you may have a few foreign languages represented on your staff, in today's global economy, your company could need translations in many different languages.
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