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Using Languages In Your Career

Today’s employers value candidates with a full range of global competencies—citing the importance of everything from language skills to exposure to other cultures, travel experience, and cross-cultural sensitivity. Take a look at some real-life job listings in search of these skills.

Korean Instructor

Conducting High-Level Korean Instruction to U.S. Military Based in South Korea – Salary: $90K-$105K – Language: Korean Learn More ›

Linguist/Cultural Advisor

1-Year Deployment to Africa, Afghanistan, or Iraq – Salary: $75K-$150K depending on experience, plus benefits and relocation – Languages: Pashto, Dari, Arabic, Kurdish, Chechen, Turkish, Turkoman, Somali, Turkish, Afar, Acholai, or Amharic Learn More ›

Court Interpreter

SOS International LLC (SOSi) – Languages: Spanish – See listing for other interpreter languages also sought Learn More ›

Cyber Security Engineer

Global $Billion BPO based in Fort Belvoir, VA with Short Deployment to Afghanistan – Salary: Up to $175K – Languages: Dari and Pashto Learn More ›

Regional Coordinator

Global Nonprofit Focused on Private-Public Partnerships – Salary: $50-$60 per hour – Languages: One or more language local to Central or Eastern Europe Learn More ›

Regional Coordinator

Global Nonprofit Focused on Private-Public Partnerships – Salary: $50-$60 per hour – Languages: One or more Southeast Asian languages Learn More ›

Program Manager

International Organization Focused on International Corporate Training – Salary: $55,000-70,000 plus benefits, depending on experience – Languages: Mandarin, French, Arabic, or Russian Learn More ›

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