/ Asked by Fanny
Where can I find jobs as a translator? I speak French, English and Spanish. I have background in law, financial and IT translation. Any suggestions on what and where to search would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Thursday, November 10, 2016
Being fluent in multiple languages is very marketable in our global world. If you want a role strictly as a translator, there are a few sites I would recommend checking out. You can look into flexjobs.com, which offers flexible work arrangement roles, and translators are one of the positions that seem to allow that. There is also governmentjobs.com, which can provide you with translator opportunities all over the country. In addition, a good site for any type of roles is indeed.com. You can do a keyword and location search and see what might be of interest to you. If you want to consider roles that might not focus strictly on translation, but have it as part of the position, I would recommend any large international organization. At Cigna, we are always looking for workers who are open to working abroad and knowing that country's language is a huge plus. You have a background in law, finance and IT so it sounds like you really would have a vast array of companies to choose from. Think of what you have enjoyed doing the most in the past, and that should guide you on the type of organization and work that you will want to focus on. Good luck!
Answered by Sara, Hiring Expert at Grace, on Friday, November 11, 2016
Dear Translator,
My experience with translators has been in the government sector. We hired folks all the time who could speak different languages and travel with projects. It looks like you have a background in law and finance – have you thought about looking at global companies that have presence in countries where French, English and Spanish are spoken? You may be able to use your other experience in day-to-day business. We have people within Grace that speak various languages and work with our regional locations using their native languages. I would look on job-searching tools such as Indeed to see what types of jobs are out there and what you may be interested in. All of the translators I know have been nomads – they go where the work is located. Good luck and I hope you find a great opportunity.
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