Careers..

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  • #10060

    I’ve been tucked in bed with my book and on and off watching the news and the thought of various careers running through my mind. No I am not thinking of starting a new career. I guess what spurred my thoughts was watching Merkel and the Greek Prime Minister giving an interview and I wondered about how exciting and challenging interpreting and/or translating careers must be.

    Or are they…….

    #62198

    To be honest, I wouldn’t know too much. I had a friend at college who went on to do languages at uni and become an interpretor. It was quite funny really because I’m friends with her sisters too – they’re identical triplets – but they’re so different! One became an editor, one a scientist and the other an interpretor.

    Anyway, the interpretor one you don’t hear a lot from. She’s always here, there and everywhere. Her sister’s reckon she’s happy and doing well, but she seems to be non-stop!

    #62200

    I have a cousin who does it and she always looks so stylish, so I expect she earns good money. She spends a lot of time in Brussels doing EC business.

    #62206

    I would imagine it is an extremely high pressure career. Imagine if you got some words wrong!!

    #62223

    Ja, I was wondering if it’s a high paying job! I would imagine you would have to have some degree of sorts. I think you would have to be the type that was capable of keeping your cool…. It is possibly quite stressful. The interpreter for Merkel actually fumbled quite a bit…. so they obviously do not have a typed thingy of the speech then.

    I think a translator would be quite interesting too…. Translating books… You would have to add your own animation I guess. Then there is the legal translator which I would assume you would have to have some knowledge in that area too. So I am guessing you would have to get more than one degree of sorts in that line.

    Same I guess if you working for the EU… Wouldn’t you have to have some general political knowledge?

    #62239

    I have a friend whose daughter could answer that question. She was a lawyer specialising in European law, her job required her to be fluent in three languages.

    Last I heard she had left the EU and was now working as a partner conveyancing.

    #62240

    It must be an interest career… More to it than meets the eye.

    I have never given it much thought Until now… Viewed it almost like a hidden profession;but really if you think about it workers can possibly be found in every conceivable industry…. there are so many facets to it. In many ways they can be the life-blood of international companies. And I dare say sign language can be included

    According to Forbes so I was told, it is one of the fastest growing professions…..

    #62244

    Obviously, I suppose, the communication on the planet is getting bigger and bigger.

    Personally, I think it should be wound down. English is the international language, and everyone should be encouraged to learn it.

    The sooner we all speak the same language, the sooner we will get along.

    #62250

    I agree cherry… This world would be a better place; unfortunately language is so closely tied to culture, family – ummm even personal identity I guess.

    I did read recently that European children are increasingly been taught compulsory English at a very early age .. Even in some countries pre-school… So that’s quite encouraging.

    #62256

    I remember in hospital I was thinking of learning sign language :ohh: no idea what made me think of it even although we do have a deaf freind, not that he uses sign to speak
    I would have liked to have been a personal counsellor OR what for it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,a interior decorator lol I just love cheanging my rooms around with how the furniture etc looks

    #62257

    I remember in hospital I was thinking of learning sign language :ohh: no idea what made me think of it even although we do have a deaf freind, not that he uses sign to speak
    I would have liked to have been a personal counsellor OR what for it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,a interior decorator lol I just love cheanging my rooms around with how the furniture etc looks

    LOL You really are funny, Lauren. A personal counsellor, OR, an interior decorator. 😆

    You couldn’t get two much more different unless you chose. Nun or fighter pilot. 😉

    #62259

    I think you would make an amazing counsellor Lauren.. you have the inherent kindness, compassion that it takes I would think. Having said that interior decorating too.

    Which would bring you the most satisfaction, lets say you had a choice?

    By the way….. its never too late hey girlie x

    I always wanted to be an Attorney/Advocate….. but not for the right reasons then. I wanted the dirty divorce jobs lol

    Today I would want to be an “advocate” for the under privileged or for (victim) women.

    #62330

    My mum had been fluent in Swedish and English. Sadly, she passed away last year, but I always thought she should’ve been an interpretor. However, she did not choose that career. Unfortunately, I cannot speak Swedish myself, but I have few issues with this! Anyhow, I have pondered different careers for myself. I would love to work for a magazine! I’d also like to be a librarian or hospital helper. There are so many things I’d like to dabble in.

    #132957

    So finally what was your decision?

    #133584

    Interior design sounds fun and I would love to be in advertising!

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