Hello all and happy Friday!
Konstantin Kisin wrote:
I would also suggest including your PC, software and internet connection information in your CV (which formats you can handle files in, do you have a Mac?, do you have broadband? If so what speed? *do you use a CAT tool*?)
Also, I personally prefer to have education after experience/fields of specialisation...but that's me.
First, thank you Konstantin for your helpful suggestions. I didn't realize how important a technology summary is but I'll definitely include this. I moved around the education section and agree that it looks better, thanks for the suggestion.
Even though you have used italics to break up your profile, to my eye it's very much one piece of text that looks too hard to read.
I think a really good example of a colourful, well-broken up profile is: http://www.proz.com/?sp=partprof&eid_s=74392
I have to agree that the italics aren't easy to read. Thanks for a better suggestion. Personally I thought your profile was also pretty well done!
Eva Gustavsson wrote:
Another good way of finding customers, bureaus and colleagues mainly, is to join SFÖ not only for the conference but also as a member. This gives you access to sfoe_debatt where jobs are announced every now and then. Right now I am working on a 60 000 word job, that I got by answering a posting there. You will also get a profile in the member data base where quite a few clients look for translators.
SFÖ seems very highly recommended and I'll definitely join, especially after hearing that some jobs are posted there as well. Thank you for the tip and the recommendation to SFÖ, I was going to wait but now I won't!
Yes, you might find a lot of jobs on ProZ.com by going Platinum, but most of them will be paid very poorly.
Is this because they come through bureaus?
Does anyone have experience finding companies (not translation) in need of translation services in your local / national area? Is this worth the time and effort to contact the companies, and if so how did you determine who to contact and how? (I really dislike trying to sell myself to strangers!!!!)
Once again, thanks for the help and tips!