Collaboration and Translation

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By Hitesh Kohli

The field of linguistics is extremely diverse, intersecting with many areas such as anthropology, computer science, engineering, foreign language study, neurology, philosophy, psychology, sociology. As a result, a degree in linguistics can provide the foundation for a wide range of jobs and careers AS a student of linguistics you will become familiar with many different languages and cultures and, as a result, also develop cross- cultural skills. Each of these skills are useful in many careers that may not otherwise seen related to linguistics. Marketing is one such area where a person from any field can be engaged. Companies such as lexicon branding, Strategic name development, nomen, and Igor use linguistic to create brand or product names, and test how to these work across different languages. Linguists can also work on market research, international marketing, and other aspects of corporate communications.   

Translating is a profession that requires much more than just skill in order to gain employment. To be recognized in a field that is potentially open to any fluently bilingual person, you more often than not have to go the extra mile in order to get ahead. This is when networking becomes a translator’s best friend as the possibilities it opens up are indeed, endless. Social media has made networking, for any purpose, much more easy and effortless than the practices of the dark ages of a decade ago. Promoting yourself online isn’t just an added bonus when it comes to finding work, it is now practically essential. Linkedin and facebook are creating enormous opportunities for professionals to promote themselves; these are two platforms that translators especially need to take advantage of. If you work as a translator then you have the potential for employment across the globe. You have a skill that could be required by anyone from anywhere, depending on their needs. Connecting with these people via the internet will ensure that  your expertise in language is accessible to those who require it. As a translator, your  online presence needs to grow in order for your employment opportunities to expand.  One of the best ways to get started when it comes to networking as a translator is to set yourself up with a website. This might sound obvious to most but it isn’t a tool that everybody is using. A website is a great way to have all of the relevant information about yourself and your services in one place. You can even show examples of your work and talk about your qualifications and experience. A website is also a great place to have references from other people who have previously assigned you to complete translation work.
A collaboration is a purposeful relationship in which all parties strategically choose to cooperate in order to achieve shared or overlapping objectives. In collaborative leadership: developing effective partnerships for communities and schools, Rubin explain because of its voluntary nature, the success of a collaboration depends on one or more collaborative leader’s ability to build and maintain these relationship. Collaboration is very similar to, but more closely aligned than, cooperation. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group. Teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.

Entrepreneurship is about starting new business. Some people say that you are born an entrepreneur and that it cannot be taught. Many entrepreneurs would argue that to a certain extant this may be true, but many skills, which are needed for success, can most defiantly be learned.

Ultimately, entrepreneur training is designed to teach you the skills and knowledge that you need to know before embarking on a new business venture. While the program may not guarantee success, you should be able to avoid many of fitfalls awaiting your less well trained and vigilant contemporaries training initially as a cost in terms of time and money. Your investment in your education should reward   you in the future. The definition of entrepreneur is somebody who can see an opportunity and exploit. Even during times of economic depressions, real entrepreneur will always find a use for their skills.

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