Create a successful application portfolio

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Topics: Expand your business and advance in your career
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Getting established in the translation industry

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Start time:Jan 18, 2013 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 90 minutes.

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Even if you do not attend the online session you will still have unlimited access to the video recording and training materials within one working week after the course.

Improve your skills and productivity by attending two webinars from the bundle:

* December 11 Practical tools to prepare for negotiation

* January 18 Create a successful application portfolio

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Summary:Learn how to improve your application portfolio to achieve greater impact in recruitment processes. This practical webinar will help you distinguish yourself from others and succeed in drawing the attention of potential clients.
Gaining new clients is at the heart of our activity as freelancers. Translators who apply to work for agencies or direct clients often face the challenge of differentiating themselves from others in the selection process. The goal of this practical course is to teach ways to build a successful application portfolio. Students will learn ways to effectively highlight their skills and outline an accurate and compelling profile that will draw the attention of clients. We will explore how to select and organize relevant information and to format a professional CV in order to achieve a greater impact. We will also discuss strategies around recruitment processes to ensure translators don't miss any opportunity to leave a good impression.
Target audience
- Freelancers starting in the translation industry
- Experienced freelancers seeking to expand their client base
Learning objectives
Students will learn:
- how to develop successful application strategies;
- how to build a powerful CV, including improving the layout, selecting and organizing relevant information, and describing experiences clearly;
- how to adapt their application portfolio for targeted potential clients;
- how to present themselves in the accompanying e-mail, letter or phone call to make it to the next recruitment step;
- how to emphasize their specific added value, their main skills and fields of specialty, and their most valuable experiences.
- A printed copy of an updated CV.
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- Describe a recruitment process from the client's point of view
- Discuss the role of CV and cover letter
- Analyze how to improve layout and content of CV and cover letter for greater impact
- Discuss why it is important to adapt applications to the targeted clients
- Learn how to adapt applications
- Discuss strategies to succeed in application processes
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.


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Ioana Radoi (X)    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Ioana RADOI is a language and communication specialist. Holding Masters degrees in both international business (ESCP Europe, in Paris) and translation (ESIT, in Paris), she has worked in advertising in France and Argentina, gaining experience in international project management and communication. Before founding Cultures Connection, she was a freelance translator specializing in business, marketing and international organizations.
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