Translators specialize in converting information from one language into one or more different languages. They read through the original text and grasp the understanding of it and then convert it into the desired new language.
This is a job in great demand today as more and more companies are doing business with their counterparts in different parts of the world. To find employment as a translator, you must be fluent in at least two languages. Some industries, such as legal and medical industries, also require translators to have knowledge of technical terms that are commonly used in their settings. In order to perform their job efficiently, translators must be organized and committed to meeting deadlines. Most translation today is done on a computer.
When posting an ad for translators, employers will specify what language translators they are looking for. At the interview, they will then ask you questions to assess your fluency in those specific languages. Be prepared to answer questions about why you think you are the perfect translator for them. You may be asked to translate a short test paragraph and you will be evaluated on speed as well as the quality of the translated text. Going through mock interview questions and rehearsing answers to commonly asked questions will help you to be more prepared for your translator interview.