Employability skills for translators: be seen by the right client

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business skills for translators
Grow your translation business
Business of Translation and Interpreting

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Start time:Aug 8 14:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Summary:What are key employability skills for translators and how can we improve our professional profile? Learn how to improve your professional awareness and develop a business that works for you.
According to reviews and researches, employability skills are what clients and companies look first into a translator's CV and profile. But what are these employability skills?

In one hour, you will learn what are the key features of an outstanding freelancer profile. What does it take to introduce your profile and present your skills and experience in an interesting way.
Employability skills include the ability to communicate, write and sell the right way. They range from writing, business awareness, to networking, but what we will focus on in this webinar are: written communication & copywriting techniques for your CV, social media, cover letters and emails, verbal communication, business awareness, personal development and ultimately, dress to impress or why your presence plays a key role in face-to-face negotiations & meetings.

Some feedback from others on this course's trainer:

"Excellent trainer. Resourceful and dynamic. Perfect English."
Veronica Allievi

"Sara came across as very knowledgeable and approachable. I would definitely attend one of her webinars again in future."
Susie Jackson

Target audience
Freelancers starting in the translation industry.
Experienced freelancers who want to expand their clients database.
Learning objectives
In this course you will learn:
- what are employability skills and what are the most important for translators
- develop some key employability skills to enhance your career and find new clients
- create your professional profile through a series of tools and resources
No specific prerequisites
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Contents will include:

- writing and copywriting for your CV/cover letter and LinkedIn profile
- verbal communication and ability to introduce your business effectively
- business awareness and commercial skills: planning, identifying opportunities, etc.
- dress to impress for yourself, but also for your business: how to create a unique and identifiable brand
Virtual platform system requirements (click to expand)
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows Vista – Windows 10
• Required: Google Chrome v39 or later; Mozilla Firefox v34 or later; Internet Explorer v8 or later (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
• Required: Microsoft Edge; Apple Safari v6 or later
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

Join from Android

• Operating system: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
• Internet connection: 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)
• Software: Free GoToWebinar App from the Google Play Store


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 Sara Colombo    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Sara is a qualified En-Fr-Sp>Italian translator with 6 years of experience within the marketing, business and CE/medical devices fields backed by relevant working experience in the marketing industry.

She is also the author of the book ‘Balance Your Words. Stepping in the translation Industry’ and a blogger at www.saracolombotranslations.com
A marketer by heart, Sara loves to use social media to connect with peers but also to find new markets and niches. To get in touch with her connect through Twitter (@sc_translations), LinkedIn (Sara Colombo), Facebook (Sara Colombo Translations) or visit her blog!
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