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Dutch term or phrase:zware/lichte profielen
English translation:heavy-duty/high-profile jobs vs low-key jobs
Entered by: Frank Hesse
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14:20 Aug 31, 2006
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Human Resources
Dutch term or phrase: zware/lichte profielen
Verder weze opgemerkt dat de zware profielen van medewerkers bij XXX lagen en dat de technische beslissingen sowieso steeds bij XXX hebben gelegen.
XXX neemt alle zware profielen voor zijn rekening (Process Architect, Development Coordinator, Teamleader,….) buiten de gewone profielen van tester/trainer.
YYYY levert enkel de lichte profielen van Librarian(secretaris), etc.
Frank Hesse
Australia
Local time: 05:54
heavy-duty/high-profile jobs vs low-key jobs
Explanation:
"heavy-duty" is more figurative in the sense that the job requires the person to take on a lot of responsibility (not necessarily that the work involves dealing with heavy tools, machinery or equipment).

"high-profile" meaning "high status" - they are good jobs that pay better and require more education or knowledge... so, in essence, they are "high-profile" - meaning lots of people would want the job. I guess "highly competitive" also fits in here.


For "lichte profielen" I would opt for "low-key jobs", as in jobs not requiring a lot of responsibility.

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Note added at 1 hr (2006-08-31 16:00:14 GMT)
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You can also substitute "position" for "job" or "low-profile" for "low-key"

For example

"XXX neemt alle zware profielen voor zijn rekening" -> "XXX accounts for all high-profile positions"

"YYYY levert enkel de lichte profielen van Librarian..." -> "YYYY only provides low-profile positions such as Librarian..."
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Bryan Crumpler
United States
Local time: 15:54
Grading comment
Thanks, Crumpler. In the end I opted for high/low profile.
Kind regards
Frank

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5 +4heavy-duty/high-profile jobs vs low-key jobs
Bryan Crumpler


  

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heavy-duty/high-profile jobs vs low-key jobs


Explanation:
"heavy-duty" is more figurative in the sense that the job requires the person to take on a lot of responsibility (not necessarily that the work involves dealing with heavy tools, machinery or equipment).

"high-profile" meaning "high status" - they are good jobs that pay better and require more education or knowledge... so, in essence, they are "high-profile" - meaning lots of people would want the job. I guess "highly competitive" also fits in here.


For "lichte profielen" I would opt for "low-key jobs", as in jobs not requiring a lot of responsibility.

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Note added at 1 hr (2006-08-31 16:00:14 GMT)
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You can also substitute "position" for "job" or "low-profile" for "low-key"

For example

"XXX neemt alle zware profielen voor zijn rekening" -> "XXX accounts for all high-profile positions"

"YYYY levert enkel de lichte profielen van Librarian..." -> "YYYY only provides low-profile positions such as Librarian..."

Bryan Crumpler
United States
Local time: 15:54
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks, Crumpler. In the end I opted for high/low profile.
Kind regards
Frank
Notes to answerer
Asker: Hi Crumpler, Thank you. I was toying with the idea of high-responsibility and low-responsibility positions. I like your answer better. Thanks.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tina Vonhof: I would keep both the same: high-profile and low-profile.
16 mins
  -> that's what I was thinking, after the fact... Thanks

agree  Dave Calderhead: and with Tina
2 hrs

agree  Siobhan Schoonhoff-Reilly: and with Tina
18 hrs

agree  CI95: and with Tina, or perhaps high/low-end jobs
1 day2 hrs
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