Where the jobs are (ATA article)


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Where the Jobs Are

In good times and bad, ATA is committed to connecting translators and interpreters to opportunities, people, and expertise. As you consider your strategies for weathering the current economy, please keep the following ATA support services in mind.

It's Not Who You Know, It's How They Know You

Contemporary career advisers report that employers frequently hire who they know over who they don't. You have to network to get your foot in the door. Even better advice is to be sure your contacts know you as a colleague in their profession.

The ATA Annual Conference offers any number of informal ways to get to know people for what they do. Conference attendees will also want to take advantage of more formal events, such as the Network Nibble and Division Networking Receptions.

Be sure to look online for all special events and networking activities at this year's Conference.

It's Not Who You Know, It's Who They Know

You may not personally know a sheepherder in Basque or a sleep instructor in New York. But through a friend, or a friend of a friend, or a friend of your friend's friend you probably could. Sometimes it's a small world. That's the point of LinkedIn. Online networking has a proven track record for building a network and connecting to job opportunities. Join the ATA LinkedIn group to get started.

It's Not Who You Know, It's What You Know

This is not the time to downsize your professional development. Your commitment to continuing education is one of the best ways to show potential clients that you are qualified. ATA's Annual Conference provides three days of the best education from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced presenters. Save 20% when you register by Friday, October 24.

Can't make this year's Conference? Watch the ATA Calendar of Events for next year's schedule of regional Professional Development Seminars.

It's Not Who You Know, It's Whether They Know You

"Getting found" is no longer easy. You need colleagues and companies to know what you have to offer. ATA Annual Conference attendees can advertise their services directly to clients and language services providers through the Job Marketplace. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your experience and target your marketing.

From ATA News and Notes: October 10, 2008
« Last Edit: 11 Oct, 2008, 14:04:56 by wings »
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