work and career

Find your job after your degree in languages in 5 steps

  1. Determine what type of job you are interested in. Do you want to work in translation, interpretation, language teaching, or something else? Knowing what type of job you want will help you focus your job search and tailor your job application materials.
  2. Update your resume and cover letter. Make sure your resume and cover letter highlight your language skills and any relevant experience you have. Include any language certifications or degrees you have earned, and consider including any relevant volunteer or intern experience as well.
  3. Network. Attend language-related events, such as conferences or workshops, to meet people in the industry and learn about potential job openings. You can also reach out to people in your network who work in language-related fields and ask if they know of any job openings or if they can put you in touch with someone who might be able to help.
  4. Use job search websites and databases. There are many websites and databases that list language-related job openings. Some examples include LinkedIn, Indeed, and the websites of professional organizations for translators and interpreters.
  5. Apply for jobs. Once you have identified potential job openings, be sure to tailor your application materials to the specific job and employer. Follow the application instructions carefully, and consider including a writing sample or other relevant work to demonstrate your language skills.

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