Aytac Irfan of TopLanguageJobs commented: “Over the last few weeks we have seen a surge of bilingual vacancies in UK and Europe . This is not surprising considering the quality of language speaking professionals available.”
June / July ’11 has seen an increase in the amount of bilingual job positions that have been made available throughout Europe and overseas.
This could be due to the US jobs report that was published a few days ago. Britain and Europe usually catches a cold when the US ‘sneezes’.
A lot of clients are looking for candidates with a bilingual or multilingual skill set. A lot of job specifications are now carrying the phrase ‘bilingual preferred, which is great for that particular niche and language speaking professionals.
For school and government positions these types of skill sets are in high demand. The wave of bilingual and multilingual language speakers across the world is increasing as countries continue to diversify.
“It depends upon the position … but if there were two candidates of equal abilities and backgrounds and qualifications and one was bilingual, that would give them the edge.” Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.