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Bilingual Job Hunters: 7 Job Opportunities

Bilingual Job Hunters: 7 Job Opportunities

Finding the ideal job in today’s job market can be difficult, especially with the expansion of the Internet, technology, and diversity around the world. Knowing a foreign language can help to obtain a position in a wide variety of industries, regardless of previous experience or education. When you want to learn languages that are foreign, it is possible to do so by attending classes and even utilizing software programs or online tools right from home. If you are already a bilingual job hunter, there are plenty of jobs available once you begin your search.

1. Translator

Working as a full-time translator is possible if you are a bilingual job seeker who is interested in helping both corporations or freelance clients to translate paperwork and documents or even to effectively communicate with clients, customers, and potential business partners or associates. Translator salaries vary depending on the demand and the language you speak, with a median salary of $41,834 annually.

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2. Bank Teller

Becoming a bank teller is another option if you are bilingual and working in a more diverse location. You can also obtain a position at an international bank or a bank that allows you to work with multiple currencies, as you will have more experience with understanding how to properly convert the money while communicating with customers who speak a language that is not native to the other bank tellers. The median annual salary for a bank teller is approximately $24,100 depending on the location.

3. Marketing or Advertising Manager

Because of the expansion of marketing and advertising capabilities online and with the use of implementing social media, being bilingual is a key factor in growing any type of business. Working as a marketing or advertising manager will allow you to bring in an average yearly salary of $108,260.

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4. Human Resources

If you enjoy working with others in the workplace and you want to assist employees through the hiring, firing, and transitioning process, working as a human resource specialist is possible if you are bilingual job seeker. Working for a company that hires a diverse group of individuals can earn you approximately $52,690 yearly.

5. Social Worker

Working as a social worker is possible around the world if you are bilingual. Social workers earn about $42,480 annually and help others with mental illnesses, sensitive situations, and even children who may have been neglected. If you are capable of speaking another language, it is much easier to communicate and understand those in need who are not familiar with speaking English.

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6. Customer Service Representative

If you, as a bilingual job hunter, consider yourself a people person, working as a customer service representative is a position that is always in-demand and highly recommended. The median annual salary of a customer service representative is $30,460, and allows you to communicate with customers who may need assistance or help solving problems related to the products or services they may have recently purchased. Having the ability to relate to others who speak a foreign language with patience is a quality necessary when working in customer service.

7. Police Officer or Detective

The average salary of a police officer or detective is about $55,010, and the open positions and jobs are in demand for those who are capable of speaking another language. Working as a bilingual police officer or detective will allow you to solve crimes while also communicating with those who do not speak English during interviews, processing, and even court hearings. Having the ability to speak another language when you are working for law enforcement is also a key factor in earning more and receiving raises much quicker than individuals without the capability to speak a foreign language.

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Obtaining a job when you know a foreign language helps you to drastically cut the competition, especially in a variety of industries ranging from business to social work. Understanding how to effectively communicate with an entirely different culture and society can help to boost business sales while expanding companies altogether.

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Last Updated on March 29, 2021

5 Types of Horrible Bosses and How to Beat Them All

5 Types of Horrible Bosses and How to Beat Them All

When I left university I took a job immediately, I had been lucky as I had spent a year earning almost nothing as an intern so I was offered a role. On my first day I found that I had not been allocated a desk, there was no one to greet me so I was left for some hours ignored. I happened to snipe about this to another employee at the coffee machine two things happened. The first was that the person I had complained to was my new manager’s wife, and the second was, in his own words, ‘that he would come down on me like a ton of bricks if I crossed him…’

What a great start to a job! I had moved to a new city, and had been at work for less than a morning when I had my first run in with the first style of bad manager. I didn’t stay long enough to find out what Mr Agressive would do next. Bad managers are a major issue. Research from Approved Index shows that more than four in ten employees (42%) state that they have previously quit a job because of a bad manager.

The Dream Type Of Manager

My best manager was a total opposite. A man who had been the head of the UK tax system and was working his retirement running a company I was a very junior and green employee for. I made a stupid mistake, one which cost a lot of time and money and I felt I was going to be sacked without doubt.

I was nervous, beating myself up about what I had done, what would happen. At the end of the day I was called to his office, he had made me wait and I had spent that day talking to other employees, trying to understand where I had gone wrong. It had been a simple mistyped line of code which sent a massive print job out totally wrong. I learn how I should have done it and I fretted.

My boss asked me to step into his office, he asked me to sit down. “Do you know what you did?” I babbled, yes, I had been stupid, I had not double-checked or asked for advice when I was doing something I had not really understood. It was totally my fault. He paused. “Will you do that again?” Of course I told him I would not, I would always double check, ask for help and not try to be so clever when I was not!

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“Okay…”

That was it. I paused and asked, should I clear my desk. He smiled. “You have learnt a valuable lesson, I can be sure that you will never make a mistake like that again. Why would I want to get rid of an employee who knows that?”

I stayed with that company for many years, the way I was treated was a real object lesson in good management. Sadly, far too many poor managers exist out there.

The Complete Catalogue of Bad Managers

The Bully

My first boss fitted into the classic bully class. This is so often the ‘old school’ management by power style. I encountered this style again in the retail sector where one manager felt the only way to get the best from staff was to bawl and yell.

However, like so many bullies you will often find that this can be someone who either knows no better or is under stress and they are themselves running scared of the situation they have found themselves in.

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The Invisible Boss

This can either present itself as management from afar (usually the golf course or ‘important meetings) or just a boss who is too busy being important to deal with their staff.

It can feel refreshing as you will often have almost total freedom with your manager taking little or no interest in your activities, however you will soon find that you also lack the support that a good manager will provide. Without direction you may feel you are doing well just to find that you are not delivering against expectations you were not told about and suddenly it is all your fault.

The Micro Manager

The frustration of having a manager who feels the need to be involved in everything you do. The polar opposite to the Invisible Boss you will feel that there is no trust in your work as they will want to meddle in everything you do.

Dealing with the micro-manager can be difficult. Often their management style comes from their own insecurity. You can try confronting them, tell them that you can do your job however in many cases this will not succeed and can in fact make things worse.

The Over Promoted Boss

The Over promoted boss categorises someone who has no idea. They have found themselves in a management position through service, family or some corporate mystery. They are people who are not only highly unqualified to be managers they will generally be unable to do even your job.

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You can find yourself persistently frustrated by the situation you are in, however it can seem impossible to get out without handing over your resignation.

The Credit Stealer

The credit stealer is the boss who will never publically acknowledge the work you do. You will put in the extra hours working on a project and you know that, in the ‘big meeting’ it will be your credit stealing boss who will take all of the credit!

Again it is demoralising, you see all of the credit for your labour being stolen and this can often lead to good employees looking for new careers.

3 Essential Ways to Work (Cope) with Bad Managers

Whatever type of bad boss you have there are certain things that you can do to ensure that you get the recognition and protection you require to not only remain sane but to also build your career.

1. Keep evidence

Whether it is incidents with the bully or examples of projects you have completed with the credit stealer you will always be well served to keep notes and supporting evidence for projects you are working on.

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Buy your own notebook and ensure that you are always making notes, it becomes a habit and a very useful one as you have a constant reminder as well as somewhere to explore ideas.

Importantly, if you do have to go to HR or stand-up for yourself you will have clear records! Also, don’t always trust that corporate servers or emails will always be available or not tampered with. Keep your own content.

2. Hold regular meetings

Ensure that you make time for regular meetings with your boss. This is especially useful for the over-promoted or the invisible boss to allow you to ‘manage upwards’. Take charge where you can to set your objectives and use these meetings to set clear objectives and document the status of your work.

3. Stand your ground, but be ready to jump…

Remember that you don’t have to put up with poor management. If you have issues you should face them with your boss, maybe they do not know that they are coming across in a bad way.

However, be ready to recognise if the situation is not going to change. If that is the case, keep your head down and get working on polishing your CV! If it isn’t working, there will be something better out there for you!

Good luck!

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