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Your resume is your marketing

Issue 7, May/27/2009

<p>Your account profile includes a resume. This is what clients see when you apply to do projects. Writing a good resume is key to getting jobs, so it's a good idea to visit it and make sure that it's top-notch.</p> <h2>Where's my resume?</h2> <p>To view or edit your resume, log in to your icanlocalize.com account, click on 'My Account' and then 'Profile'. You can edit your resume from that page.</p> <h2>How to write a good resume</h2> <p>There are many web resources about writing resumes. Clients know that all the translators listed in ICanLocalize are professional quality translators, so your resume must highlight your special skills.</p> <p>Make sure that it includes:</p> <ul> <li>Where you studied and your degrees.</li> <li>Projects you did (both in ICanLocalize and other places).</li> <li>Special fields of expertise.</li> </ul> <h2>Styling your resume</h2> <p>When you edit your resume, you'll see a little link saying "Formatting instructions". Clicking on it will open a page with formatting syntax.</p> <p>You can use headlines, bold text, lists and other elements which will make your resume look better and easier to scan.</p> <p>Remember that when clients review translator resumes they may go over several translators in a short time. Make sure that anything you need to highlight stands out.</p> <h2>Example</h2> <p>This is an example of how to apply headings and lists in your resume.</p> <pre><code># Education # * 2000-2004 **University California Los Angeles** - Spanish major * 2005-2006 CAT techniques course at XTZ. # Work experience # * Translated web manuals for xyz.com ... </code></pre> <p>I hope this helps. Many translator resumes in ICanLocalize are already in pretty good share, but many can be improved a lot. Have a look at your resume and see if you can make it even better!</p> <p>Cheers, Amir</p>

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