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Top 5 careers for multilingual speakers in Ireland

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Ireland is one of the top European countries for multilingual job seekers due to the high proportion of tech companies and multinationals based here in Dublin. As a result, an increasing number of employers are looking to recruit people who speak both English and a second, or third language.

So much so, demand now beats supply. There are a few reasons for this.

Ireland is behind in terms of learning a second language compared to other European countries (does not have compulsory foreign language courses during primary and secondary school) and has a relatively small population of 5 million.

This brings opportunities to bilingual speakers outside of Ireland who’d like to relocate to the tech capital of Europe. Particularly if you speak German, French, Dutch, Mandarin Chinese,  Finnish, Danish, Norwegian or Japanese.

Customer Service, Content Review, Marketing and Sales (e.g. Client Service Manager) roles are among the types of roles with the highest demand for multilingual speakers.

These types of roles are usually with large tech and social media companies, which often come with great benefits including:

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Health insurance

  • Discounts

  • Pension plans

The background that they are looking for is bilingual people with relevant experience in the role’s field, with fraud or risk experience or recent graduates.

If you’re interested in working in Ireland and speak more than one language below are the top multilingual jobs on offer in Ireland and some advice on how to find a job overseas.

The Top 5 Multilingual Jobs in Ireland

1. Safety Policy Operations

Working in safety policy operations mainly involves keeping safety and legal process operations on track. You will be responsible for investigating, documenting, and following up on sensitive content in a timely manner.

View Safety Policy Job Opportunities 

2. User Support

In the role of User Support, you will be responsible for providing customer support for users. This support is provided via phone call, online chat and email.

View User Support Job Opportunities 

3. Risk Management Specialist

This job involves evaluating and investigating buyers/sellers, transactions/profiles in order to eliminate online e-commerce risk and fraud.

View Risk Management Specialist Opportunities 

4. Ad Operations Analyst

Ad Operations Analysts mainly help the internal sales team. You will serve as a ‘first-line’ escalation point for members of the Sales team that have questions about social media ad products, provide prompt and thorough customer support for ads customers, enforce advertising policy across the platform and help internal sellers work effectively.

View Ad Operations Analyst Opportunities 

5. Account Management/Business Developer

Sales and marketing roles in IT and Social Media companies are widely available. In a role like this, you will be responsible for managing the end to end process of marketing, sales and customer success in the assigned market until you grow the business to a point where you’ll need a larger team.

View Account Manager & Executive Opportunities 

Interested in finding a job overseas in Ireland?

If you’d like to find a job in Ireland but don’t know where to start I’d advise LinkedIn (please feel free to connect with me.) Once you have a completed profile on LinkedIn you’re much more likely to be contacted by a recruiter who is probably looking for a profile like yours.

Other platforms for finding jobs In Ireland include, Monster, Indeed or Facebook.

I moved to Ireland from Spain 2 years ago after finishing a Master’s in human resources management. For me, Ireland has been a great place to develop my professional career while keeping a good work-life balance.

As a Language Jobs Specialist Recruiter and someone who’s been through an overseas move, I am happy to help you find a job. If you are interested in bilingual roles, I am the right person to help you as I work on several roles for some of the biggest tech companies in the world.

Do you speak a second language and want to know more about job opportunities in Ireland? Contact me, I’d be happy to help.