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Since I work as a freelance translator, I occasionally send my CV to various translation agencies. A little more than a month ago I sent my CV with a cover letter to a translation agency which was looking for more translators of personal documents. I used to work on a similar position for nearly two years, so I applied. They responded with a letter containing their working conditions and a form for me to fill out, which I did. It was on December 19, and they just informed me that they are actually hiring me.

I'm a bit surprised, frankly - agencies usually ask translators to do a sample translation or two. Of course, they might have contacted the agency I worked for (I mentioned it both in my CV and the cover letter) and get all the information about my translation abilities they needed from them, but still.

Not that I mind, of course - more work, more money. I'm just a bit surprised :)

Date: 2012-01-16 08:07 pm (UTC)
eileanach: (Shocked)
From: [personal profile] eileanach
Wow that was a long time to be silent about it before getting in touch with you! :O

I mean congratulations, that's great but they were kinda quiet about that.

Date: 2012-01-16 11:08 pm (UTC)
feelslikerain: (Default)
From: [personal profile] feelslikerain
congratulations! it's always exciting to have a surprise!hire :)

Date: 2012-01-16 11:29 pm (UTC)
zhelana: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zhelana
Yay! Good for you! One of my friends is a Spanish/English interpreter in Panama, and she's having a horrible time finding work :(

Date: 2012-01-16 11:45 pm (UTC)
zhelana: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zhelana
Nods. She does translation as well, but can't find that either. I tried interpreting once just for fun ZOMG did I fail!


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