Lesson #3

Lesson #1 - Getting to know clients

Lesson #2 - Getting to know thee

Lesson #3 - Resume and creating online presence

Tips to Write Your Translator Resume

Summary Statement

1. Give a concise, three-line overview of your experience in career-related positions, highlighting two or more major skill sets.

2. Soft skills, such as building interpersonal relationships, communicating, or active listening, are important to include as well.

3. Write about your skills and experience in the first person, omitting the pronouns for easy reading.

4. Sentence fragments are acceptable here; there is no need to use complete sentences. 

Skills Section

5. Be sure to use a wide variety of keywords and language from your target career field.

6. Write this section in short phrases, omitting periods at the end; review the translator resume template for Word for a model.

7. Include only those skills that are relevant to the job posting for which you are applying.

Work Experience Section

8. Start this section using your current job or the most recent one, and work in reverse chronological order.

9. There’s usually no need to include experience older than 15-20 years; an exception would be if you have relevant knowledge from an earlier time.

10. Begin each line using an expressive verb, such as those used in the translator resume template for Word above. Don’t use rote phrases such as “responsible for.” 

11. Don’t abbreviate words in your resume unless they are very common. If you do abbreviate, spell out the word in its first use, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Then you can use the abbreviation at will.

12. Use metrics whenever possible to quantify some of your contributions to past employers.

Education Section

13. List any ongoing coursework, training, seminars, or professional development.

14. You can mention relevant internships, coursework, and even volunteer work, as we’ve done in the translator resume template for Word.

15. Do not include information about your high school graduation or GED unless that is the extent of your education. it’s understood that you have completed high school if you have a college degree or coursework. 


A strong resume presented in an attractive format is your first chance to impress an employer. Take the time to tailor a resume for each specific job, and you will be much more likely to land interviews. The useful guidelines explained here give you a great start to developing your document; refer to the translator resume template for Word as needed. A polished resume brings you a step closer to the position to which you are applying.

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