EPSO translation competition: tips for preparing & anything I should know that they don't tell me?
Thread poster: Ana da Silva

Ana da Silva
Netherlands
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Sep 2, 2013

Hi there,

I hope I've the right forum. I'll be taking the assessment tests for the first time this year and I'm wondering if anyone has any tips or would like to share anything that candidates might not come across.

I've gone through the various links on the EPSO site and looked at the sample tests. I keep up my general knowledge and read the news in my languages. What else would you suggest a candidate do to prepare? Is there anything EPSO neglects to mention?

Thanks in advance!

[Edited at 2013-09-02 20:19 GMT]


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FarkasAndras
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Translation or interpreting? Sep 2, 2013

You failed to mention what job you're applying for.

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Ana da Silva
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Translation Sep 2, 2013

FarkasAndras wrote:

You failed to mention what job you're applying for.


It's translation, sorry about that. I figured that since I was posting in Translation it would be obvious but I've edited my post to make clear.


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FarkasAndras
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Not my area Sep 3, 2013

I have a bit of insight into interpretation tests, but I don't know a thing about how translation tests are carried out, so I can't help you.
Best of luck.


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Ana da Silva
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Thanks anyway!!! Btw, it's the full-time translation competition I'll be doing Sep 4, 2013

FarkasAndras wrote:

I have a bit of insight into interpretation tests, but I don't know a thing about how translation tests are carried out, so I can't help you.
Best of luck.


Thanks for your response anyway! And I see I have to get used to being more specific because of the different types of competitions (full-time, freelance) so that's something I learned from this exchange already Thanks again!

[Edited at 2013-09-04 08:11 GMT]


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