There is a gap between the price the clients pay to the LSPs and the income that goes to the linguists. Other than the profit generated by the LSPs, where does the money go? How big a factor is interpreter quality in the buying decision? This is a presentation I gave at InterpretAmerica 2020 that answers the question above.
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The 6th episode of “How to Navigate Job Search Amid Uncertainty” is a conversation with MIIS alumna, Lorena Ortiz Schneider. The social distancing order imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus has had a severe impact on work opportunities for interpreters. On-site interpretation has been especially hard hit.
Given that many of my MIIS students aspire to a freelance interpreter career, I was particularly interested in Lorena’s perspective as a freelancer herself and as someone whose business works with freelance interpreters day in and day out. She pointed out that downturns can take a variety of forms from the macro-economic environment, to professional challenges, to personal setbacks and provided many heart-felt and practical suggestions.
The 5th episode of “How to Navigate Job Search Amid Uncertainty” is a conversation with Diane Mouradian on how we can care for our emotional well-being overall and for those going through job search while the world is grappling with the pandemic. Diane is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a nationally certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapist.
This is week 4 of the “shelter in place” order in California during the 2020 coronavirus outbreak and as of now a third of the global population is on coronavirus lockdown. This is no doubt an event of global proportion affecting us professionally and personally.
My key takeaways:
- Acknowledge the stressors
- Minimize negative triggers/increase positive triggers
- Focus on what is within your control
- Stay connected with others
Episode Four of “How To Navigate Job Search Amid Uncertainty” is my conversation with Michael Klinger, Managing Director of Anzu Global. Michael is a 30-year veteran in the language services industry. After starting his career as an interpreter, he went into staffing services and facilitating mergers and acquisitions in the language industry. In the interview, he shared his experience managing through previous economic downturns and strategies on job search at a time of economic uncertainty.
Episode Three of “How To Navigate Job Search Amid Uncertainty” is my conversation with Kathleen Diamond, a language industry veteran who has founded and managed businesses in language teaching, translation and interpretation. In the interview, she shared how she became an entrepreneur and how she identified needs in the market to reinvent her businesses amid economic uncertainty.
Episode Two of my podcast “How to Navigate Job Search Amid Uncertainty” was a conversation with Matt Conger, CEO of Cadence Translate and Johnathan Rechtman, Co-founder of Cadence Translate and a conference interpreter. The year was 2008. Matt was a new MBA and Johnathan had just graduated from college. They shared how they reimagined their careers and lessons learned amid the Great Recession.