Companies hire bilingual employees to:
- Foster diversity in the workplace
- Communicate with clients and partners who prefer a different language
- Produce written material (e.g. manuals or web content) for global use
An effective recruiting email to bilingual candidates should:
- Explain how you found them and why you contacted them
- Briefly describe the open role
- Include benefits that come with the position (e.g. training, college tuition assistance, travel reimbursement)
Also provide relevant information (e.g. your name, company and contact information) and a clear call to action. And if this is an EU candidate, make sure to include a link to your privacy notice as the GDPR requires.
Sample email to recruit bilingual candidates
Subject line: [Company_name] is hiring a [job_title] / Interested in joining our team at [Company_name]?
I found your profile on [add specific website or social network] / I got your resume through [e.g. community or college], and I was impressed with [include a specific achievement that grabbed your attention.]
My name is [your_name], the [your job_title] at [Company_name]. We are always on the look out for someone with your skillset, and we have an opening for a [job_title – add link to the job description.] We are looking for someone to [e.g. act as our company representative for our global clients / create engaging online content to attract global clients / support our international customer base.]
Your language skills along with your [specific skill that stands out] would be great assets to our team. [Mention benefits and perks that you offer, e.g. “Our benefits package includes...”]
I'd love to connect to tell you a little more about this position, and also learn about your career goals.
Are you available [include date and time or a period of time, e.g. “sometime this week”]? If so, I’d be happy to set up a call.