Poll: Have you developed a strategy for standing out in the market?
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Alexander Kondorsky  Identity Verified
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a piece of black humor Aug 2, 2010

What are modern day requirements for a translator?

They are as follows:
1. Business administration excellence
2. Excellence in market research
3. Excellent networking and communication skills
4. Nice appearance.

Small font:
knowledge of at least one foreign language would be a plus.

[Edited at 2010-08-02 08:33 GMT]


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Simon Bruni  Identity Verified
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I don't think I have ever 'developed a strategy' for anything... Aug 2, 2010

... I work hard and things just seem to happen.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Other Aug 2, 2010

I sincerely hope this comment does not get "moderated" out, as do so many other expressions of personal opinion on proz.
Am I allowed to say that the wording (and the whole intention behind it) of this poll makes me feel slightly queasy?
I agree with Simon's comment.


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DianeGM  Identity Verified
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I was counting on my work to be that ....

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Catherine GUILLIAUMET  Identity Verified
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Excellent ! Aug 2, 2010

Alexander Kondorsky wrote:

What are modern day requirements for a translator?

They are as follows:
1. Business administration excellence
2. Excellence in market research
3. Excellent networking and communication skills
4. Nice appearance.

Small font:
knowledge of at least one foreign language would be a plus.

[Edited at 2010-08-02 08:33 GMT]


I love the "small font" line

Catherine


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xxxInterlangue
Angola
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Indeed Aug 2, 2010

Got a good laugh, thanks Alexander... Good to see some colleagues still have a sense of humour!

[Modifié le 2010-08-02 20:58 GMT]


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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Nice one Alex :) Aug 2, 2010

Alexander Kondorsky wrote:

What are modern day requirements for a translator?
...
Small font:
knowledge of at least one foreign language would be a plus.

[Edited at


My sentiments exactly!


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Terejimenez  Identity Verified
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I agree with you Aug 3, 2010

Unfortunately, that is the truth !

Alexander Kondorsky wrote:

What are modern day requirements for a translator?

They are as follows:
1. Business administration excellence
2. Excellence in market research
3. Excellent networking and communication skills
4. Nice appearance.

Small font:
knowledge of at least one foreign language would be a plus.

[Edited at 2010-08-02 08:33 GMT]


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Marijke Singer  Identity Verified
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To be indispensible Aug 3, 2010

Sarcasm and arrogance intended.

Are they going to bottle our strategies and sell them?

Queasy doesn't cover it!

I also agree with Simon.


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