Do you believe that networking is an important component of being successful in the translation industry, or will I naturally meet valuable contacts throughout my work positions in the industry without having to try much?
In my experience, networking is only occasionally a serendipitous event. In other words, you have to make the effort to make networking happen. And yes, networking can be a very important component of working in the industry. In that sense, it’s no different from any other industry: some of your work and forward progress will come from your own efforts, some will come from your network and mentors, and some will come from luck and being at the right place at the right time. And part of being at the right place at the right time is dependent on the first two factors, your own efforts as they intersect with the efforts of your network and mentors.
-By Adriana Tassini
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