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What are your interests?



The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Career opportunities with a Foreign Language in Banking & Financial Services


Personal, commercial or investment banking are all part of the global financial system in which language skills will give you more options in getting on. Foreign banks, customers and investors probably speak English, but languages are a skill which could make you stand out. If you manage foreign customers or deal with international banking, being able to deal with your colleagues and customers in everyday working language will give you more confidence and an advantage. If you seek positions in the area of banking, your language skills may be what gives you access to a successful path. Online application forms for investment banking analyst often have a section asking you to select all the languages you have some ability in.

Ireland is an international financial centre. It is hard to come across as international if you cannot speak any other language but English. Be the one who is truly international by being able to connect with people. If you are fluent in a foreign language, see which recruiters will value it and what opportunities they might offer you.