Course overview

Translator résumé

A résumé (or resume) in the US is a short, written description of your education, qualifications, and previous jobs, which you send to a potential employer when seeking a job. The UK term for a résumé is a CV, which stands for curriculum vitae, whereas in the US, a CV is a written description of the previous experience of someone seeking employment at a college or university.

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Learn what a good résumé and cover letter should include or not in order to increase your chances of securing the linguistic projects you desire.

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Who is this course for?

This course is for linguists who are new to the translation business and wish to create their application documents from scratch, and for seasoned translators who want to update their application documents and give them a fresh perspective. The goal is to increase your chances of securing the projects you desire from potential clients.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn:

  • Why a linguist's résumé is different from a conventional résumé.

  • What to include and what to exclude from your résumé.

  • What a good cover letter should consist of.
  • How to apply for freelance positions online.
  • How to keep track of your online applications.

In addition, there are examples and information about available templates to help you draft your application documents faster.

Course Lessons

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