The Career Prospects of Being Multilingual
By: Mohsin Ali
Living in a world where people are interacting with the people across the globe seamlessly and border is no more a hurdle in international interaction, co-existence and collaboration; need to learn more than one language has become quite important for even a common layman. But being multilingual isn’t only a matter of interaction and communication with people across the globe, it is also equally beneficial for the people in terms of their career.
Either you are a fresh graduate or an experienced professional, proficiency in more than one language can help you to win bag of success in career more than those who are only adept in single language. It is simply because with multilingual abilities, your prospects and opportunities of career increase, giving you a wide range of career options.
Below are given few career prospects which you can choose because of being a multilingual:
Translator and Interpreter:
Globalization has not only increased intercultural and people-to-people communication and interaction, it has also given a new horizon to businesses to take their business to the global market. So, here comes the need of professional translation service, which these businesses require in order to localize their business for the foreign market. So, if you are a multilingual, then you can join a translation company or become a freelancer translator or interpreter. Whatever is the case, it is a huge industry which you can win with your multilingual skills.
Being multilingual doesn’t mean to know a bit about the language i.e. how to say hello in another language or how to say good morning. It means that you have a complete command on the language: vocabulary, grammar, written expression or whatever is the case, you know everything quite proficiently. So, if you are this kind of multilingual, then you have opportunity to start teaching this language in different colleges or tuition centers, teaching different languages to the aspirants.
Yes, you can also become a language facilitator and on this note, you can get job at foreign consulates, at offices for foreign delegates and also in the ambassador office. These jobs can not only give you a handsome salary, but you can also live a high profile life. It will only be possible, if you will learn some other language other than your mother tongue.
Last but not the least, multilingual ability can also help you to become a tour guide. Every country is beautiful with its own tourist attractions, you just need to figure out that which places hold more tourist attention. Go there, find tourists and become a tourist guide. Simple! Even if you don’t want to carry it as a full time job, then you can take it as a part time job in peak months of tourist visits. Whatever is the case, the prospects of this career being a multilingual cannot be denied.