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Top language jobs

  1. 1. Europe’s No. 1 Specialist Website for Bilingual & Multilingual Professionals Working abroad using your Language skills Leicester University – 9 th March 2011 Presented by Melissa Irfan Finance and Operations Director
  2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>25 Dedicated International Sites </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Covering Eastern and Western Europe, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Nordic Countries, Canada and the United States </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language Jobs 4 U.com </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Top Language Community </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bilingual People Recruitment Fairs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top Language Jobs covers 85 Languages - 32 Industry Sectors - 200 Locations Worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 4500 new language vacancies are live on the website everyday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>across 25 international websites </li></ul></ul>About Top Language Jobs <ul><ul><li>Established in January 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europe’s No. 1 Specialist Recruitment Language Job Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TOP LANGUAGE JOBS portfolio : </li></ul></ul>Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies
  3. 3. www.languagejobs4u.com Sister site to Top Language Jobs. www.toplanguagecommunity.com Unites foreign nationals coming to live and work in the UK & Ireland. Offers a whole range of language services all under one website, including: Flatshare, Dating, Forums and Events. Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies Language Jobs 4 U & Community Site
  4. 4. www.bilingualpeople.com Bilingual People Recruitment Fairs <ul><li>Dedicated Careers fair for bilingual and multilingual candidates </li></ul><ul><li>Running since 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 6 European Locations </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12 th March – Dublin, Ireland </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>13 th April – Malmo, Sweden </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>14 th May – Prague </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>18 th June – London </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd September – Berlin </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8 th October - Amsterdam </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Careers Fair – End of October – Open to all locations </li></ul><ul><li>2012 – 8 European Locations – including Barcelona </li></ul>
  5. 5. Careers using your Language Skills Why are languages important? Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies <ul><ul><li>The main reason for language vacancies: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The European Union, International and Multi-national Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>British Companies trade in over 200 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lego is headquartered in the UK, customer service and marketing centre in Slough, Berkshire, Shared Service Centre in Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BP operates in over 100 countries worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marks and Spencer sources its goods from over 70 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet and Globalisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web based companies – such as Amazon and ASOS can have customers anywhere in the world. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies <ul><ul><li>To be able to converse internally within the company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports, information and feedback, approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To be able to sell in your customers language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>94% of the world population does not have English as their first language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imagine someone trying to sell to you in a foreign language – Cultural differences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication Barriers, Translation mishaps, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To be able to buy, import goods or services in your native language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Want to know you have the customer service afterwards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheaper, more efficient to outsource operations </li></ul></ul>Careers using your Language Skills Why are languages important?
  7. 7. Careers using your Language Skills Types of Careers Sector Job Role Company Accounting Accountants, Book Keeping ACCA, PwHC, Deloitte & Touche, Hays Banking and Finance Financial Advisors, Bank managers Llyods TSB, RBS, HSBC, Bloomberg Creative & Media Editors, Journalists, Art Designers BBC, Red Bee Media, Ink Publishing Customer Service Customer Service Advisors, 1st and 2nd Line Technical Support Sitel, General Motors, Autodesk, Google, Yahoo, Lego, Amazon Education Teachers, TEFL, Exam markers Edexcel, La Jolie Ronde, Universities Electronics Design Manager, Mechanical and Electrical Technicians Siemens, Sony, Philips, Hitachi, BT
  8. 8. Careers using your Language Skills Types of Careers Sector Job Role Company Engineering Technician, Engineers Bechtel, Red Hat Health, Medicine Nurse, Doctor, Researcher NHS, The Great Ormonds Street Hospital Human Resources, HR, Training HR Managers, advisors, supervisors, payroll administrators Aston Carter, BRS Global, Coca Cola Insurance Brokers, Risk Advisors Zurich, AXA, Canada Life IT, Information Technology Web Designers, SEO, Technical Support, Web Hosting and Administration, Code writers IBM, Orcale, Apple, EMC, SAP, Get Me In, Legal Solicitors, Company Secrataries Pacsa & Camera, UKPS Legal Management & Executive Possibilities are endless!!!! Bankers Almac, THG Worldwide, Gartner
  9. 9. Careers using your Language Skills Types of Careers Sector Job Role Company Market Research Research Executives, Telephone Researchers, Statistic Reporters Ipsos Mori, Harte Hanks, All Global Marketing & Advertising Marketing managers, associates, account managers, online media designers TMP, Barkers, TCS Media, Ticketmaster Pharmeceutical, Scientific Clinical Engineers, Contract Chemists, Pharmeceutical Testers and Researchers EMBL, AstraZeneca, A1 Pharmaceuticals, Testronic Labs Translation and Interpreting Project Management, Translators, Interpretors, Game Testers, Web Translators The Big Word, SDL International, Comtec, TEK, Nintendo, Sega Travel, Leisure and Tourism Travel Consultant, Tour Advisor, B2B Sales Advisor, Animation Organiser, Hote Manager Emirates, Eurostar, Ryan-air, Lufthansa, Easyjet, Intercontinental Hotels, Marriot Hotels, Hilton Group
  10. 10. GRADUATE EMPLOYERS Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies
  11. 11. Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies Careers using your Language Skills Activity Time <ul><ul><li>Graph 1 – the most popular languages required on the jobs posted on Top Language Jobs as of 28.02.11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graph 2 – the most popular industry sectors posted on Top Language Jobs as of 28.02.11 which require language skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graph 3 – the most popular locations in which language skills where required on the 28.02.11 on Top Language Jobs. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies Careers using your Language Skills Statistics – Popular Languages Percentage of vacancies on Top Language Jobs as of 28.02.11 Other 23.14% German 21.67% French 14.59% Dutch 13.05% Italian 5.7% Spanish 5.25% Swedish 5.18% Norwegian 3.52% Danish 3.42% Finnish 2.62% Japanese 1.86%
  13. 13. Europe’s No. 1 Specialist Website for Bilingual & Multilingual vacancies Western European Languages
  14. 14. Europe’s No. 1 Specialist Website for Bilingual & Multilingual vacancies Companies which recruit for English & Minority / Community Languages Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azeri, Baluchi, Basque, Bengali, Brahui, Bulgarian, Chechen, Chinese, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, Georgian, Greek, Gujerati, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Korean, Macedonian, Malay, Mirpuri, Nepali, Papiamento, Pashto, Patois/Creoles, Polish, Portuguese, Potohari, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croat, Shona, Somali, Sorani, Swahili, Tajik, Tamil, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukranian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese and Yoruba.
  15. 15. Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies Careers using your Language Skills Statistics – Industry Sector Percentage of vacancies on Top Language Jobs as of 28.02.11 Customer Services 18.31 Sales 16.55 IT 14.33 Banking and Finance 6.5 Accounting 4.97 Pharmaceutical, Scientific 4.54 Administration 3.72 Graduate 3.66 Market Research 3.53 Translating and Interpreting 3.03 Management & Executive 2.52 Other 18.34
  16. 16. Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies Careers using your Language Skills Statistics – Popular Locations Percentage of vacancies on Top Language Jobs as of 27.02.09 England 38.57 Ireland 30.67 The Netherlands 8.34 Germany 4.72 Switzerland 2.75 Luxembourg 2.08 Czech Republic 1.27 Scotland 1.34 Spain 1.14 France 1.1 Gibraltar 0.84 Poland 0.84
  17. 17. Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies Benefits of working abroad <ul><li>Travel and experience different cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Better standard of living? </li></ul><ul><li>Less income tax </li></ul><ul><li>(compare UK tax to other European locations) </li></ul><ul><li>European Citizen – Chance to move anywhere! </li></ul><ul><li>Practise your Language Skills </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT Have to be Bilingual or Multilingual to work abroad </li></ul>
  18. 18. Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies Applying for Jobs Abroad <ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Always mention the languages and fluency in your CV </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mention the skills relevant to your industry sector </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Amend your Cover Letter to match the role you applying for </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sell yourself to the employer – have confidence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If applying for a role abroad, learn about the culture and application process, explain why you would like to live abroad and make it relevant! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrow down the type of jobs you would like to do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives you a better understanding of what the job entails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste less time when it comes to searching and applying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Research, Prepare find an Interesting Role, and then Apply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always be PRO-ACTIVE! </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies Applying for Jobs Abroad <ul><ul><li>Finding a vacancy which is right for you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Graduate Career Fairs – chance to speak to Employer face to face </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bilingual People Fair – 18 h June 2011, Edgware Road, London </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language Specific Job Boards – detailed job descriptions, CV database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generalist Job Boards for European Locations – language is an advantage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment Agencies specialising in relocating candidates abroad. (Free Service) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Merrow Language Recruitment set up Nintendo Shared Service Centre in Frankfurt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career pages of company websites – Google 2000+ vacancies for British citizens abroad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90% chance of the company you want to work for has a European base (Start of UK move abroad) – Minewater company - </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies European Companies who recruit for English Mother Tongue in Europe
  21. 21. Europe’s No. 1 Specialist Website for Bilingual & Multilingual vacancies English Mother Tongue for EMEA and Rest of the world
  22. 22. Europe’s number one specialist website for bilingual and multilingual vacancies Careers using your Language Skills Questions and Answers www.toplanguagejobs.co.uk

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