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  • Interpreting as a career Last updated by Grace: 28-Nov-2017

    Im thinking to opt interpretimg as my career. I dont have any formal qualification in it and no experience at all. With few agencies i registered but i havent got any call from them .i failed in an interview for telephone interpreting which made me very disappointed. Should i go for a course? How to gain an experience ? I cant find any voluntary jobs near my area! How can i gain a voluntart experience in telephone interpreting?

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    • Your question is a difficult one to answer. I personally believe that if you can take a course you’ll always be at an advantage. I’m not sure whether you have it easy, but if you can volunteer in some organization, interpreters’ cooperative or NGO you’ll probably be opening a door for yourself. As long as it gives you experience you should do it and should look at it as an investment. Having said that, each company works differently, and what might account for experience for some may not do so for others. In any case, I’d advise you to take a course as soon as you can. As for over the phone interpreting, I’ve no idea how it works and whether finding opportunities in that field is or not easy. Best.

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  • Interpreter Jobs Last updated by Jana: 21-Oct-2016

    I'm 29 and British by birth. My parents come from Spain and at home we've always spoken in Spanish, so in effect I'm totally bilingual. I completed a degree in English language and literature, but my real passion is interpretation (though not translations). I love the thrill that goes with it. How can I enter the field if I have no specific qualifications? Thanks for your help!

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    • My advice is that you try and get jobs through organizations such as cooperatives of translators without expecting any pay. If you're fit for the job this will probably open doors for you to get "proper" jobs with time. Be patient though.

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  • Interpreter not Translator. 18-Oct-2016

    Hello Bilinguals

    I am fluently speak both French and English back into my country in Ethiopia I have worked in the interpreting industry for some years and do understand the field very well. That is why i am looking for to go back in the field and put my expertise in practice. I will appreciate any advise provided. Please allow me to say that language is my natural gift from God as when i travel across African States i never feel i am in a foreigner land as most of the use French or English as a national language not only that but i also speak Swahili, Amharic, Rwandan and others. Thank you.

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  • My dream job Last updated by Simi Khanna: 08-Nov-2015

    If you could choose a dream job whether it be in your current field or something else what would it be?

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    • I am looking for a job as an Interpreter. Am proficient in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. I am also a qualified Conventional and Complementary Medical Doctor. I am a British Indian citizen.

      08-Nov-2015 Reply to Simi Khanna
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