Working in languages
Working in Languages

Working in Languages

Working in languages

Multilingual roles are becoming increasingly important in customer service and other language-dependent industries, such as call centres or sales. Multilingual jobs allow people to use their linguistic skills and knowledge to provide excellent customer service and build relationships with clients worldwide.

Multilingual jobs in Ireland are usually client-focused roles with enterprise companies. These positions are an excellent introduction to multinational work environments and can be highly fulfilling with chances of further career advancement.

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Claudia Ciocca - Director, Global Talent

​With 15 years recruitment experience, Claudia leads a large team of specialist recruiters across contract, permanent and interim positions in the Customer Success, Content Review and Multilingual Sales space.

Claudia Ciocca - Director, Global Talent

What are the best pathways to a career in languages?

The first step to a career in languages is to move to a new country where language skills are in demand. People who relocate can use their language skills to experience new industries and reinvent their career path. Ireland continues to be a destination for people looking for multilingual opportunities. With a wide array of roles available in customer and technical support operations, and sales and marketing roles, servicing regional clients across the globe.

What are the top soft skills needed for a career in languages?

The top soft skills needed for the language job sector include adaptability, creativity, communication, organisation, inclusivity, and willingness to learn. These soft skills are essential to adapt to a new country and work environment.

What benefits can language candidates expect to be offered?

Language candidates can expect an array of benefits, such as:

  • Annual bonuses

  • Medical insurance

  • Employer pension plan,

  • On-site canteen (meal and snacks)

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What flexible working arrangements can a multilingual candidate expect?

The languages industry has evolved to support flexible working arrangements. Many employers offer fully remote or hybrid models, which allow multilingual candidates living anywhere in Ireland to have access to career opportunities. Companies who work in international markets may also offer evening shift work.

How does company size affect language job salaries?

Company size and experience are both key factors in determining salary range. For example, candidates hired directly by a multinational organisation may enjoy higher wages than those brought in indirectly through an agency.

How does higher education or other learning and development affect language job salaries?

Most entry-level language roles do not require a master's or PHD level of education. Upskilling can help language professionals secure further career advancement as they progress into other areas of expertise.

Ready to begin your career in the multilingual sector?

With so many opportunities, a career in languages can be extremely varied and rewarding. Visit our live language jobs to learn more about language positions in Ireland. Get career advice delivered directly to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter today.