Careers in International Business
Are you studying French and interested in pursuing a career in international business? Great idea! But what types of jobs might require both knowledge of French (or other languages) and a skill set in business? Does speaking French really make you more employable? What other advantages in the business world are there to learning foreign languages? The following videos (from "The World Speaks French: Video Stories" distributed by the American Association of Teachers of French) address these issues, and more...
Fluency in one or more foreign languages can be useful in a wide range of careers in international business, including international trade, finance, marketing, travel, tourism, and other areas. Explore the French videos and other materials under the following links to acquaint yourself with just a few of the positions available to individuals who are both fluent in French and have expertise in international business, marketing, finance, information technology, or other areas.
To determine which career paths might be most suitable for your education, skills and areas of interest, view additional career videos (in French) on JobTeaser.com and LesMétiers.net, both of which are excellent resources for job seekers. France's National Office for Education and Career Information has also posted career videos online.
Before embarking on a career in international business, however, you will need to develop a game plan of how you will conduct your job search. Check out this EuroNews video for job seekers which offers some excellent tips for those entering the workforce, and be sure to explore our "Résumés & Cover Letters" links when preparing your job search materials. And if you haven't yet developed a specific set of professional business skills to supplement your foreign language ability, our “Expanding Your Skill Set” section will get you thinking about some of the best options available to you.