Design your CV for the translation industry

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Business of Translation and Interpreting

Course summary
Start time:Sep 23, 2010 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar
Summary:Learn directly from an agency owner how you, as a freelancer, should design an effective and compelling CV for agency owners.
This course will take you through the issues, challenges, do's and don'ts of designing a CV for translation and localization industry. The course will go through CV design from an architectural point of view The presenter will introduce the ingredients that need to be added and sequenced so that you stand up among hundreds of CV's that drop into the client's inbox everyday.
Target audience
1. Freelancers starting
2. Freelancers established and trying to move up value chain
3. Other professionals interested to enter language industry
Learning objectives
1. Understanding the inner dynamics of silence (after CV being sent)
2. Trying to avoid critical issues that make a CV mute
3. Understanding the link between interest and purpose
4. Few structural formats of CV
5. Practical examples
6. Templates of CV - aligned for translation industry

Addl : How does an agency owner / outsourcer interact with the CV of a stranger?
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The course has 2 modules.

First module:

1. How does an agency owner / outsourcer builds his supply chain (i.e selects freelancer who has sent a marketing email with a CV attached)
2. How this database is used ?
3. How to feature higher in this database ?

Second module:

1. Structural issues of a CV
2. Issues and to-dos to make the alignment with the Industry
3. Suggested templates

Addl : a brief on the cover note.
 Pritam Bhattacharyya    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Pritam Bhattacharyya is essentially a Bengali/Sylheti/Assamese linguist with 11 years of experience. He is the Founder and Chief Wordsmith of an agency called Wordsmith Communication. which apart from language services in pan-Indic languages provides Creative Content and Print on Demand Services. He is editor of - a bilingual (English / Bengali) cultural monthly ezine on Greater Bengal. He had worked as a Telecom Engineer and later as a IP Network Manager in various cross-cultural Telecom teams worldwide. He holds his Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Masters in Communication Management from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. Pritam lives and works in Calcutta, India his city by adoption. His b-log on translation and online business can be seen here at
Comments about this course

Design your CV for the translation industry

Yolanda CB
Local time: 07:39
English to Spanish
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FeeSep 15, 2010

Hello, what is the fee for this course?
Thank you.
Yolanda C.


Lisa Ritchie Identity Verified
Local time: 14:39
Member (2010)
German to English
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Possible to access the session later?Sep 16, 2010


I'd like to attend but have a committment at this time. Will it be possible to access the session later in the training videos section?



Margreet Mohle Identity Verified
Local time: 08:39
Member (2010)
French to Dutch
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DurationSep 22, 2010

How long will this presentation be?


Soledad Azcona Identity Verified
English to Spanish
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Design your CV for the translation industry webinarSep 22, 2010

Hello, all.

The session will last 60 minutes. Attendees will get the presentation slides and video recording of the session for free.

You can buy access at for 20 USD (last minute price).




Madeleine Chevassus Identity Verified
Local time: 14:39
Member (2010)
English to French
I need the Power Point slides to fully benefit from the webinarSep 24, 2010

the webinar was very useful for me, a beginner. I need to rewrite my CV from scratch with the help of the two templates.
That will give a better chance to my job quotes.

thank you for mailing the Power Point slides
Marie Chevassus


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