Someone was giving me some advice about how to be a successful interpreter; during his words, he once told me: "it's good to have a CTP logo on your resumé; It'll both help your career and gives you authority." I wonder how this degree would help me. And if anyone has some ideas about these degrees, other than this CTP, I'd be glad to hear.
asked 23 Sep '14, 05:22
In Europe, and on the conference interpreting market, I'm not sure a CV (resumé) itself is that useful. And therefore neither is anything you might put on it. Graduating from a good interpreting school is the main point. Once you do that you will be on the radar of a number of major recruiters/opinion-formers - your former teachers, international institutions, recruiting interpreters - and word of mouth and accreditation tests will take over. The only people who want CVs are agencies (not the actual clients who are more likely to get information about you from your website than ask for CV) and how interested they are in promoting your career is a moot point. There are ancillary qualifications like law, business studies or politics that might be useful but aren't essential by any stretch of the imagination.
answered 23 Sep '14, 09:38