One of the most common questions among terminology or translation students – or recent graduates – who are trying to figure out what they want to do in the future is: “How do you get a job working as a terminologist?” Most of these people know they want to do terminology, and would like the variety and challenges that terminology offers, but aren’t exactly sure how to go about it. However, before getting a job, one needs to get sure whether has obtained all required skills as a terminologist or not.
Terminology Coordination Unit offers a series of interviews with prominent terminologists in which you can find many suggestions and recommendations to follow. These interviews are conducted by terminology trainees and published in two volumes (so far). According to TermCoord.eu “the objective of this initiative is to bring the terminology work in the spotlight and raise awareness about its importance in both monolingual and multilingual communication”.
I have collected 14 recommendations given by these prominent terminologists that can be useful for recent graduates or even actual terminologists. One of the interesting aspects of all these suggestions is that …