Growing up in a bilingual family (with an English father and a Bulgarian mother), Roy Hill started translating for some of the largest companies in the country at the age of 16. His in-depth knowledge of foreign languages has given him a tremendous advantage in his career development in various industries. What are the benefits of multilingualism, how much it is valued and sought after in the current work environment in Bulgaria and what can we lose with it - you will learn all of this in his session.
Let's talk clearance! In this session you will learn what happens when a company can no longer sell its stocks. Alexander will walk you behind the scenes of one of the fastest growing markets in the world - the clearance market.
Veo Worldwide is a European clearance company with over 15 years of experience. We constantly search for solutions to help business owners capitalize on their unsold stock (past collections, short expiry products, cancelled orders) and become efficient.
Hunting for a job can be stressful. Furthermore, when the interview happens in a foreign language like French or English.
During her talk, Roxana will take you through 5 easy steps to perform at your best and show up with confidence, authenticity, and professionalism to your foreign-language job interview.
We live in exciting times! AI technology already disrupts the way we perceive knowledge and perform tasks. In this talk we will dive deeper into questions like which emerging technologies will dominate in language learning, how can we ride the wave to improve our skills, and… are our jobs threatened by AI?
A career involving languages is often about so much more than just the language. In many roles employers look for people who truly represent culture and can translate not just words but can provide insight into so much more, how everyday life and humour work for example, how meetings are run, to name just two examples. Having worked in many pan-european projects I will share some of my experience in how people can bring all of themselves to a role and make a real difference to their work environment and client relationships.
Learning a new language can be overwhelming and can sometimes be an arduous experience. Finding a job with a second language for many may even seem impossible for many understandable reasons.
In this talk, Denitza will discuss two major topics: language skills and presentation skills. She will take a look at how they intersect and how you can benefit from mastering these skills. The session includes not only some theoretical aspects of both micro topics but also intertwines personal experience and know-how.
What is important to know about teamwork with people of different nationalities and cultures? How to adapt and how to make your identity a quality for the whole team?
Desislava Mincheva suggests that we dedicate at least half of this session to answering the participants' questions and acting out possible work situations in international teams.
Veronika will talk about the professional path that led to her current position as a team leader in the translation industry. You will find out what the main challenges are for new starters in this sector. You will also learn how the language industry has evolved in recent years, what new challenges an international team manager faces, and what qualities are in demand for candidates today.
In the modern world soft skills, logic, and the ability to learn are starting to play a bigger role than theoretical knowledge. In this talk, Julia will show you how you can build a career in an International IT company having just language skills in your "starter pack", through her personal experience and know-how.