"To be, or not to be…" To specialize or not to specialize - That is the question:
Well maybe not quite William Shakespeare, but for anyone in the translation profession, it's actually a critical question. Do you want to be a generalist? Or do you want to focus on a specific area and become known as an expert in that specialization?
After years in this profession, my conclusion is that we invest a huge amount of our time and money in training and software but we do not take the time to plan this strategically. You may have heard or read a thousand times that expertise commands a premium on the job market but you probably do not know why and how to build some specialized skills. The aim of this article is to give you X practical and effective tips to become an expert in a certain field, plan it carefully, and therefore you will improve your productivity and get more work. Firstly, I will explore the benefits of being specialized and then the ways you can successfully achieve this.
Ways to get specialized
Finally remember to have fun and enjoy your specialization journey. Once you are seen as an expert in a particular field, it can open up the door for higher paying jobs and other business opportunities.