Are professionals in the translation industry more successful as a consultant with their own firm, or do they find more success in a bigger firm?
You know, I’m not really sure of the answer to this. My inclination, however, would be that it depends on the personality of the particular professional (say that three times fast, if you can). In other words, some people are better suited as entrepreneurs/ running their own business, while other people work better as part of a larger firm or corporation. This is different from being a team player vs. not, however, as all translation professionals need to be good team players in today’s work environment. There are benefits to both kinds of careers and job types, and there’s no reason why one should have to choose only once during one’s career. The bottom line: you will be more successful, on average, if you choose to work in the employment situation that best suits your strengths. Hence the moral is: translation professional, know thyself.
-By Adriana Tassini
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