What have you done in the past year to better yourself as a Voice Writing Reporter?
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"Over the past year, I have actively been trying to improve my transcription skills, including reviewing past work, and contacting past employers to see what I could improve on."
The candidate should discuss ways that they are trying to become a better voice writing reporter. This shows that they are passionate about improving their skills, even if they have years of experience. The candidate should talk about any classes, lectures, webinars, they have attended or listened to, or any other ways they have tried to improve their work.
"In five years from now, I see myself as one of the lead voice writing reporters you have on staff. I am already very skilled at what I do, but I hope to improve on my skills so much so over the past few years that I will rise to be a critical part of the team."
The candidate should discuss their short term career goals as it applies to the current job the candidate is applying to. While the future is uncertain, the candidate should be positive about seeing his or herself gaining important skills in this current job that will make them a crucial employee in the future.
Tell us about any work experience that you have as a Voice Writing Reporter.
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"I have worked as a voice writing reporter for a number of years and I have experience covering short meetings, day-long events, and providing information the public that they were unable to catch fully. My error-free writing and prompt work makes me the most experienced candidate."
The candidate should discuss their previous experience in this career. If they are new to the profession, they should discuss the skills they have that make them a viable candidate, and why they believe they will be good at the job. If the candidate has taken this role in a company before, they should talk about what skills they have learned and improved upon over time and why their advanced knowledge of the field makes them the best choice for the position.
Voice writing reporters create verbatim or word-for-word transcriptions of legal proceedings, depositions, trials, administrative hearings and even speeches. After the event, they review and edit their notes and provide copies of their transcripts to the parties involved. Some voice writing reporters attend business meetings and public events where they provide real-time translations for business associates from other countries. Others may provide captioning for television to help those hard of hearing to stay abreast of the news.
The best way to embark on a career as a voice writing reporter is to complete a relevant postsecondary certificate program. Many technical institutes and community colleges offer formal training in this field. This formal training is often followed by a period of on the job training where the focus is on becoming familiar with the technical terminology that is used in legal, business and medical proceedings. Voice writing reporters must be detail oriented and have excellent listening and writing skills. The ability to stay focused and concentrate for extended periods of time is a crucial ability.
Be prepared to undergo a real-time test of your transcription skills at the interview. They will want to assess your speed of taking down notes, the accuracy of your transcriptions and your familiarity with complex legal, medical and business terminology. In addition, they will also ask you about your ability to stay focused during prolonged court proceedings. Other questions may pertain to your strengths related to the job and your career goals. At Mock Questions, you will find a long list of questions that are typically asked at interviews for voice writing reporters.