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How to recruit Multilingual Talent offline

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The war for Multilingual Talent is well and truly on and everyone is looking for their next German, Dutch or Norwegian hire. As a Multilingual recruitment agency, we have over 14 different web sourcing channels and look at new sources every month. However, we often forget there are some great offline resources as well to find your next Multilingual hire.


It got me thinking after Careertrotter (well the Dutch speakers in the office) partied on Kings Day here in Dublin with near 200 Dutch speakers. How can you engage candidates offline - its seen as acceptable to just pop up on someone's screen but what about popping up in someone's face?


  • National Holidays

Pretty much every European country has a national holiday that people love to celebrate. Like Kingsday in the Netherlands on April 27, 17. Mai (which of course means the 17th of May) in Norway etc. Most embassies will host an event for their citizens abroad and most expats like to celebrate this together. Knowing about country-specific holidays is important and finding out what the embassies are hosting is a great opportunity to target your preferred multilingual speakers and network with them.


  • Sporting Events

Most of the Nordics love their Ice Hockey and pretty much every European country has a passion for a sport. Do you know where the biggest sports bar is your own area and do they broadcast international sports? For example, did you know that Bayern Munich has fan clubs all over Europe and should you go to a sports bar that has a Bayern Munich game on there is a good chance it has some German speaking fans attending and watching their beloved game. The same goes for Ice Hockey and other sporting events.


  • Meet-ups

Also known in German as “Stammtisch” or the Dutch often call it Dublin Dutch Drinks or Berlin Dutch Drinks. Depending on the nationality they might run relatively frequent or once a quarter.

Not every group of nationalities has the same need to meet every two weeks or months but they love to meet up every once a while. If it runs regularly, some of these groups are looking for sponsors for perhaps a first drink of finger food so this an ideal time to brand your company name and to the target audience that is right on your doorstep.


With all this in mind and you still can’t find quite what you’re looking for - Talk to Careertrotter today. As the Multilingual Recruitment Agency for niche and hard to find languages, you know you are in good hands.