The Advantages of Having a Translator Mentor
There are many advantages of having a translator mentor. Mentors can provide you with valuable insight into your profession as well as into your personal translator practices. If you are just starting in the field of translator, a mentor can provide you with networking opportunities and connections that you may not be able to get via any other avenue. So, if you want to get ahead or stay ahead in the translation field, a mentor can be a very beneficial tool.
There are two main types of mentors that you will want to consider. There are mentors that work in your current company as well as mentors that work in your field but not at your current company. There are advantages to each type of mentor. Having a translator mentor at your place of employment can give you someone to talk to about your current position that knows the ins and outs of your current company and can help you navigate through the hierarchy of your company.
A translator mentor that is in your field but is not employed by your current company can be an advantage because it gives you someone that can be open and honest to you in regard to your personal types and your current job situation. If you are not yet employed in the field, a translator mentor can help you network and possibly find a job.
Having a translator mentor is an excellent way to establish a relationship with someone in your field that has experience, knowledge and connections that can help you succeed in the field of translation. A mentor can be an excellent way to show you are serious about succeeding as a translator.
-By Adriana Tassini
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