Careers for Foreign Language Aficionados & Other by H. Ned Seelye

By H. Ned Seelye

Careers for overseas Language Aficionados and different Multilingual forms takes an attractive examine the probabilities and coaching requisites for dozens of jobs related to a large choice of renowned spare time activities and pursuits. The publication offers specialist recommendation on how readers can placed their language savoir faire to paintings within the occupation in their desires.

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2 million IT workers by the year 2005. 29 McGraw-Hill's Terms of Use 30 CAREERS FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE AFICIONADOS Where will commerce and business find IT workers? Immigration is one place. Congress has adjusted immigration laws to allow entry to thousands of foreign workers to fill critically needed jobs. ” What does that mean to you, a foreign language aficionado with cross-cultural capabilities? It means that in your job, whatever it may be, you are likely to be working side by side with someone from another culture whose first language is not English.

Thanks to a variety of relatively inexpensive communications devices with business applications, even small businesses in the United States are able to get into markets where the medium of exchange is the mark, the yen, the peso, or the pound. Large corporations have international branches or divisions, and they deal with foreign investors and buyers on a daily basis. English is still the international language of business. The American dollar still talks clearly in the world marketplace. But there is an ever-growing need for people who can decipher another tongue.

Library administrators are looking for confident, open employees to staff their reference departments—employees who are comfortable with people regardless of their ethnic or language backgrounds. If you are a “people person” who is willing to use your language skills—however halting and rudimentary—to communicate with patrons and successfully help them find the library materials they seek, you will be a valuable addition to a public or school library staff. Reference work at a research or corporate/special library requires a much greater fluency in foreign languages and higherlevel library-searching skills.

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