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20 Industries that Need Your Foreign Language Skills

Do you know a second (or third, or fourth!) language? Fluency in another language can be a huge boon if you’re on the job market, especially for certain industries. Just think about the linguistic diversity of not only the workforce for each field, but also the population served by those professionals.

If you are looking to break into any of the following fields, highlight your language skills in your resume, cover letter, and interview(s).

20 Industries that Need Your Language Skills

  1. Education
  2. Health Care
  3. Marketing (content marketing)
  4. Hospitality
  5. Instructional design
  6. Finance
  7. Journalism/broadcasting
  8. Foreign service
  9. Real estate
  10. Sales
  11. Armed forces
  12. Legal
  13. Manufacturing
  14. Construction
  15. Auto industry
  16. Law enforcement
  17. Food services
  18. Computer services
  19. Human resources
  20. Non-profits

… and more! In any context where you would be able to reach more people simply by being able to communicate with them in their native language, you can use that to your advantage and highlight your language skills to gain entry to that industry.


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Tammy Bjelland
Language lover, teacher & coach.

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