There are a number of different jobs available to bilingual people. It can be a great asset while working in the corporate world, but there’re also a lot of language side hustles in the rapidly growing field of translation.
Now, working in the translation industry doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to work as a translator. In fact, there are several positions you can take without every putting pen to paper, and there is an option for everyone, regardless of what your strengths and weaknesses are.
Four instance, let’s say that you have excellent reading and writing skills in your native language and advanced research and reading skills in your second language. This is the perfect combination for becoming a Translator.
Now let’s say your writing skills are not that great but you can read both languages fairly fluently. This makes you a great Fact Checker, somebody who reads over other peoples work in order to ensure that nothing was missed on this translated. You may also work as a Project Manager who helps two different parties communicate and ensures that all business is handled smoothly.
Say, however, that you prefer speaking to reading and writing and that you have a advanced (but not necessarily fluent) level in both languages, then you have the makings of an Interpreter.
There are also a number of people who feel that that translation is incredibly difficult because you have to write in another language. Well, when you work as a Transcriber, you can actually transcribe in your native language and you never even have to do anything and your other language other than talking to clients.
I have also worked with students who like they didn’t have any particular skills that would qualify them for language career, but they love doing social media in their own language. They went on to become Social Media Managers. This is a valuable skill. Companies all over the world like the higher native speakers have both an interest and an edge in social media to manage their accounts for them and this is a great way to get paid to do something that you already love doing and that comes naturally to you.
So as you can see, there are a lot of different options for bilinguals to want to use their language skills in order to earn extra money. This course is designed to give you an overview of these options as well as teaching you how to land and excel at these jobs.