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For many professionals, work in the translation industry is actually the second (or even third) act of their career, following a pivot from another field. The most successful draw on past experience to shine in their new roles.  Customer Service Patience, politesse, and people skills? Yes, please. While the content of their calls and conversations may vary by employer, the best customer service reps can answer FAQs backward and...
If you think translators are the only ones in the translation industry who use language skills to make a living, think again. From the C-suite to the frontlines of recruitment and everywhere in between, multilingual employees of language service providers (LSPs) simply get more done. Marketing Experts Marketing professionals with both linguistic abilities and cultural know-how can give their LSP an edge over competitors. For example,...
Whether you’re sending out feelers or about to accept an offer, working in the translation industry brings with it some specific challenges and opportunities. Here’s how to face some of the most common industry-specific situations. Clear Communication Adapting messages for different cultures is most translation company’s bread and butter, but when colleagues (and freelancers) with a variety of native languages work...
No shortcuts or gimmicks — the only way to ace your next interview is by putting in the hard work. Follow our tried-and-true tips to focus your energy where it counts the most. “Tell Me About a Time When…” Think through the situational questions you’re most likely to be asked, depending on your past positions, the role to be filled, and where you are in your career. Just remember “ CAR :” State...
The hustle is real, but you can save time and energy on your language industry job search by narrowing down how and where you look. Here are a few resources to help you get started. LocJobs.com Obvious? Perhaps. Helpful? Undoubtedly. This is the new one-stop shop for language industry employment. Search job postings and create a profile that highlights your credentials and experience — you can name drop past employers, tools...