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Old 02-10-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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Hi everyone. Does anyone know how to find Germans in Utah. My company (in Provo) is doing some research in Germany and we are in desperate need of a German. Currently we’re working on a project with a large corporation that makes and sells electronic security software. We’re doing a study in Germany and are looking for a person to work with us on a contract basis.

This student ideally:

1. Is a German, although a German speaker may do the job
2. Has a good understanding of computers
3. Has good verbal skills
4. Has good English writing skills
5. Is Ethical
6. Is Personable
7. Has some business experience
This person will be calling businesses in Germany to gain information on buyer preferences for security software.

I'm at a loss of how to find these people in Utah, I've tried universities and all sorts of places.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City/Las Vegas
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My Mom's last husband was German and he wanted to meet other Germans in SLC. What he did was start hanging out at German deli's (like Siegfried's Delicatessen). Sure enough, he eventually befriended several Germans who were regulars there. It really made him happy to be able to talk German with them and tell stories of the old country.

Bill
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:18 PM
 
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Does anyone know how to find Germans in Utah.
Please check your DM Private mesages mail box !
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:19 PM
 
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Contact language programs in U of Utah, BYU etc. At U of Utah, it is Languages and Literatures. PM me if you need a name to contact there. You have to be clearer on the requirements, profile of the candidates, nature and length of assignment, compensation, etc.
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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Contact language programs in U of Utah, BYU etc. At U of Utah, it is Languages and Literatures. PM me if you need a name to contact there. You have to be clearer on the requirements, profile of the candidates, nature and length of assignment, compensation, etc.
Yeah that is a good idea, I've tried this though, spoken with a bunch of people at BYU, UVU, and UofU and they only suggested I post a listing on their career sites, which I've done.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:15 PM
 
Location: SLC
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Yes, the career sites are not a bad idea, but a lot of majors in the target language are likely to hang out around the language departments. Similarly, the language departments have a greater incentive to make the information available to their majors. So, being more targeted will result in better results. Some of the departments have newsletters that go to alumni may useful as well.

I presume you are looking for College students / grads / soon to be grads. I did meet a Wharton grad who was from Germany and had some work experience in Utah for a bit last year and could find his contact info, if that were more useful..
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Consider tailoring the position to not require that employee to reside locally, if possible.

That would greatly increase the candidate pool.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:31 PM
 
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Yeah that is a good idea, I've tried this though, spoken with a bunch of people at BYU, UVU, and UofU and they only suggested I post a listing on their career sites, which I've done.
Then you may want to consider missionaries who served in Germany or widen your search to include states with large German populations.

Ex-military states where personnel were in Germany might work too.

And did you Advertise at BYU- Idaho and Utah State as well?

Good luck

MSR
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:12 PM
 
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Find a Lutheran church. Plenty of Germans there. Seriously.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Perry, UT
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Nothing worse than a returned missionary with an awful accent who thinks he speaks German like a German lol

I would love to speak German more often so I don't lose it but most missionaries are not that good.
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