Standing out: Writing résumés and cover letters that sell

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

Course summary
Start time:Feb 8, 2013 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 120 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.

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The webinar can be purchased individually, but if you wish to participate in all sessions from the bundle you might wish to purchase 4 (four) online sessions as a complete package at a special price.

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See other sessions from the bundle below:


* On-demand training Standing out: Marketing basics for freelance translators
* February 8 Standing out: Writing résumés and cover letters that sell
* February 15 Standing out: Creating a freelance brochure to market your services
* February 22 Standing out: Crafting that killer freelance pitch

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Language:English
Summary:This 2 hour interactive webinar will provide participants with information and practical tips on how to write CVs/résumés and cover letters that sell to boost their marketing activities and learn how to promote their expertise and services more effectively
Description
This 2-hour interactive webinar will provide participants with information and practical tips on how to write CVs (résumés) and cover letters that sell. Specifically, the webinar is divided into 2 parts:

- PART 1: CVs / Résumés
* DOs and DON'Ts of résumés and CVs
* What to include, what to avoid
* Practical tips to maximise the benefit
* Prices and references: a must or a should?
* CVs review: live comments on participants' CVs & customised advice

- PART 2: Cover letters
* DOs and DON'Ts of cover letters
* What to include, what to avoid
* Practical tips to maximise engagement
* Interactive exercise: Bidding on a job offer

Participants can submit a cover letter and get live comments and customised advice on how to communicate their value when bidding on a job offer. Please don't forget to send your exercise & résumé to info@mtmtranslations.com no later than Feb 6th

EXERCISE:
Dear linguists, we have a 1,500 words document to be translated from X (your source language) to Y (your target language) by Monday morning. The document is about XXX (your specialty field). Please e-mail to XXXXXXX with your contact details, most competitive price and CV. Thank you.
Target audience
* Freelancers starting in the translation industry
* Experienced freelancers who want to grow their business
* Freelancers willing to communicate their value more effectively
Learning objectives
* How to write a résumé/CV that sells
* How to write compelling cover letters
* Customised advice on CVs and résumés
Prerequisites
No specific previous knowledge or experience required
Program
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- PART 1: CVs / Résumés
* DOs and DON'Ts of résumés and CVs
* What to include, what to avoid
* Practical tips to maximise the benefit
* Prices and references: a must or a should?
* CVs review: live comments on participants' CVs & customised advice

- PART 2: Cover letters
* DOs and DON'Ts of cover letters
* What to include, what to avoid
* Practical tips to maximise engagement
* Interactive exercise: Bidding on a job offer


Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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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.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
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Registration and payment information (click to expand)
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Trainer
 Alessandra Martelli    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Alessandra Martelli is a freelance translator and copywriter working in the industry since 2002. Alessandra specializes in translation and copywriting projects in the fields of Marketing & Advertising, Market research and Tourism, and she is the “Italian voice” of some of the most important brands operating in the fields of luxury, tourism & hospitality, B2B services worldwide.

Conference speaker and professional trainer, Alessandra provides hands-on actionable training to freelance translators willing to improve their skills both as professionals and as business owners.

Website: www.mtmtranslations.com
Twitter: @mtmtranslations
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Standing out: Writing résumés and cover letters that sell

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Useful information about the webinarJan 25, 2013

Welcome and thank you for your interest in this webinar.

In order for you to get the most out of this sessions, please note the following:


Live comments on CVs/cover letter exercise
Please send your material to info@mtmtranslations.com no later than Feb 6th.
Please include "WEBINAR CV + COVER LETTER" in the subject of your e-mail and specify you agree to have your material discussed over the live session.
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Welcome and thank you for your interest in this webinar.

In order for you to get the most out of this sessions, please note the following:


Live comments on CVs/cover letter exercise
Please send your material to info@mtmtranslations.com no later than Feb 6th.
Please include "WEBINAR CV + COVER LETTER" in the subject of your e-mail and specify you agree to have your material discussed over the live session.

All the documents & information within will be presented anonymously - no sensitive data will be shown. On this note, I will appreciate if you could take the time to take any sensitive data (such as phone number, e-mail address, home address etc.) out of your CV/résumé before sending it.


Cover letter exercise
If you're planning to participate in the cover letter exercise, please send your sample to info@mtmtranslations.com no later than Feb 6th.
Please note that the exercise is designed to reflect the style and tone of a typical job offer - for the purpose of the exercise, please assume all the details of the job offer (source/target language, specialty field, delivery deadline) match your skills and schedule.

Please find below the sample job offer:

"Dear linguists, we have a 1,500 words document to be translated from X (your source language) to Y (your target language) by Monday morning. The document is about XXX (your specialty field). Please e-mail to XXXXXXX with your contact details, most competitive price and CV. Thank you."


Time restrictions
Our time will be limited, so it will not probably be possible to cover all of your CVs and all of your samples during the live session.
However, all participants will receive customised feedback & advice on their material - either during the session or privately via e-mail afterwards.

In case of any questions, please feel free to drop a note on this thread.

Kind regards,
Alessandra
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