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16:47 Jul 26, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Quereinsteiger
In reference to people who are entering a new field of study or training from their original field. All I could come up with is "professionals switching gears/ or careers" or "entry-level professionals from other fields."
Jean Colton
English translation:See below
Explanation:
The idea of "Quer" here is that the career move is horizontal (between fields) rather than vertical (i.e., higher up--hopefully higher up--within the same profession), as you've already indicated. I've seen "horizontal career moves," but not "horizontal career movers." Maybe "professionals making horizontal career moves." I've also seen "lateral" used in place of "horizontal."
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Cami Townsend
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Thanks - that is about what I had in mind, but worded correctly for the context. I appreciate it greatly!
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nalateralBeth Kantus
naSee belowCami Townsend


  

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See below


Explanation:
The idea of "Quer" here is that the career move is horizontal (between fields) rather than vertical (i.e., higher up--hopefully higher up--within the same profession), as you've already indicated. I've seen "horizontal career moves," but not "horizontal career movers." Maybe "professionals making horizontal career moves." I've also seen "lateral" used in place of "horizontal."

Cami Townsend
PRO pts in pair: 227
Grading comment
Thanks - that is about what I had in mind, but worded correctly for the context. I appreciate it greatly!
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lateral


Explanation:
I realize this is late, but I just wanted to mention:
In conjunction with career moves, lateral is more commonly used and defiitely a better choice than horizontal, at least in the US.


Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 04:46
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 924
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