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You don't have to be a teacher!

At Euro London, every day we’re recruiting for a wide range of jobs involving languages. Yet we’re often surprised at the fact that many people don’t really know what opportunities are out there. Time and time again, we hear that people think their only option is to become a translator or teacher. We have run workshops with school students who didn’t realise what great jobs they could do if they continued to study languages and this proved to be one of the most popular discussion points among graduates at the Language Show, which we recently attended. Plus in our recent poll you told us what you wanted to hear about most was what jobs you could do with languages.

If there was more awareness about what exciting jobs multilingual people can do, in which you can really make a difference and more importantly earn good money, would it encourage more young people to learn languages? Well, we hope so, which is why we’re starting a series of blogs profiling some of the interesting jobs we’ve recruited for. If there are any you have in mind and would like more information on, just leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to cover it!

Look out for the “so you want to be a…” posts coming soon. We’ll also be posting links to the blogs on Twitter and Facebook to ensure you don’t miss a thing.

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You may have read in the news recently that we have seen a sharp rise in the number of Japanese speaking roles in the financial services sector. We have found that the roles we recruit for in this sector are largely determined by the stability of the market, to see so many coming our way is a clear indication that the recovery is in full swing. We are also hearing from our Japanese clients that the strength of the Yen is encouraging more companies to invest in Europe.

However it is apparent that Japanese companies are not just looking for employees that can speak the language; equally as important is the ability to understand the culture and the way business operates. Candidates are now required to understand the pace of business in Japan and also how to interact with people. In fact there is a well known story of a multi million pound business deal in which an American supplier did not present business cards to Japanese managers in the correct manner, and toyed with them throughout the meeting. A major sign of disrespect in Japanese business culture, the deal fell through!

 It is important therefore for applicants to understand a country’s culture– just speaking a language will not always get you the job.

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Fancy a career in recruitment? Two of Euro London’s new graduate trainees Phil and Liz talk about life as a recruitment consultant.

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Check out our latest video of two of our new recruits – Rebecca and Fiona. See what life is like at EuroLondon and why they chose to step into recruitment.

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We’ve got some exciting news we thought would be nice to share with our readers.  We have secured a contract with the LEGO Company to provide them with staff for their European Contact Centre. The LEGO Company is looking for approximately 50 staff to work during their high season.

We will be providing the LEGO Company with Customer Service staff to work in their Customer Service centre in Slough which will deal with customers across the whole of Europe. So that means we are looking for candidates that speak a variety of languages including German, Danish, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. 

This is great news for us and we are excited to be working with the LEGO Company to help them deliver an excellent level of service across Europe.  If you are interested in one of these positions and have the necessary skills or know of someone who you think fits the bill then be sure to get in touch with Sarah Oades at s.oades@eurolondon.com – and don’t waste any time – we are looking for candidates who can start in the Autumn!

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We were featured in CITY A.M today giving our top tips for interview techniques now that hiring is on the up. We know how important it is to succeed at interview so if you want some good advice take a look at our article and find out more!

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Graduates! Want to use your language in your career? Like the idea of working for a multi-national company? 

Recruitment Consultants! Are you reaching your potential? Are you frustrated at the lack of progress in your current role, investment in your professional development and interest in your ideas?

Then perhaps we should be talking!

Euro London Appointments is the largest independent multilingual recruiter in Europe and has offices in London, Manchester, Windsor, as well as France, Germany, Luxembourg and Zurich.  We recruit professionals with languages into a range of sectors from banking to office support and from igaming to marketing, dealing with a wide range of clients, candidates and international markets on a daily basis.

We have ongoing business improvement and development plans, which means that we can offer exceptional career opportunities to both graduates and experienced recruiters. You’ll get to join a diverse team, a true meritocracy and a company that passionately believes in investing in is people, along with great incentives and a formal structured training scheme for graduates to ensure that you develop all the business skills necessary to become a successful consultant.

But don’t just take our word for it. For a flavour of what it’s like to work at Euro London, read our case studies: http://www.eurolondon.com/content_static/careers.asp

If you are confident that you have what it takes to succeed then prove it by sending your CV with a covering letter explaining what attracts you to a career in recruitment to Dawn Nell at Euro London d.nell@eurolondon.com or call 0208 974 6843 for an informal chat.

At Euro London we’re going places – don’t get left behind!

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