Profession foreign language correspondence clerk

Foreign language correspondence clerks read and reply to a company's correspondence in foreign languages. They also perform clerical duties.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Spelling

    The rules concerning the way words are spelled.

  • Grammar

    The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

  • Company policies

    The set of rules that govern the activity of a company.

Skills

  • Master language rules

    Master the techniques and practices of the languages to be translated. This includes both your own native language, as well as foreign languages. Be familiar with applicable standards and rules and identify the proper expressions and words to use.

  • Translate foreign language

    Translate words, sentences, and concepts from a foreign language into your mother tongue or another foreign language.

  • Apply grammar and spelling rules

    Apply the rules of spelling and grammar and ensure consistency throughout texts.

  • Speak different languages

    Master foreign languages to be able to communicate in one or more foreign languages.

  • Ensure proper document management

    Guarantee that the tracking and recording standards and rules for document management are followed, such as ensuring that changes are identified, that documents remain readable and that obsoleted documents are not used.

  • Translate language concepts

    Translate one language into another language. Match words and expressions with their corresponding brothers in other languages, while making sure that the message and nuances of the original text are preserved.

  • Communicate commercial and technical issues in foreign languages

    Speak one or more foreign languages in order to communicate commercial and technical issues with various suppliers and clients.

Optional knowledge and skills

deliver correspondence use office systems organise business documents disseminate internal communications perform office routine activities draft corporate emails communicate by telephone file documents handle mail liaise with managers

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