GALA Launches LocalizationCAREERS.net
Industry companies already posting jobs; professionals invited to create career profiles
Seattle, Washington, USA – GALA, a highly regarded international association for the translation, internationalization and localization industry, today introduced LocalizationCAREERS.net, a full-service online career center for the language technology and services industry. The site is designed as a resource to connect employers in the industry with qualified professionals at all levels.
LocalizationCAREERS.net will act as a consolidated talent bank for industry employers seeking to fill the numerous roles necessary in localization departments and companies – from project and vendor managers to testers and engineers. The site offers all of the features of a mainstream job board, such as applicant pre-screening and statistics on job postings, with the added bonus of a targeted pool of applicants.
“This site is being created by our industry and for our industry,” said Stephen Ryan, GALA Board Chair. Unlike the bigger job sites or sites focused on translation contractors, LocalizationCAREERS.net is dedicated to the many job functions necessary within a healthy localization department or business. We are filling that gap so that our members and other industry employers can find candidates at all levels—from the recently graduated to the veteran employee.”
The applicant pre-screening feature enables employers to create customized questions and criteria when they post a position. LocalizationCAREERS.net, which is being powered by JobTarget, a leader in job board development, also will track statistics related to the employer’s job postings – from number of times a job posting has been viewed, to current applicants and response status.
Employers also will have added exposure for their postings through networking with other job boards. In addition, using JobPool, a service provided by JobTarget, employers will have access to the full JobTarget candidate pool, which includes more than 160,000 users.
The site also features an anonymous contact system and resume/CV bank, enabling job seekers to list their experience and qualifications. Employers are invited to search candidate profiles to connect with contacts who are a good fit for the job opportunity. If the candidate is interested, he or she then agrees to release their contact information to the employer; otherwise, no personal details are exchanged.
To build a critical mass on the site, GALA has been contacting universities, professional associations and special interest groups worldwide inviting professionals to register with the site. As the pool of talent grows and more industry-specific candidates visit the site, LocalizationCAREERS.net is poised to become the definitive career resource serving job seekers and employers in all parts of the translation, internationalization and localization industry.
The site can be found at www.LocalizationCAREERS.net.
GALA is an international non-profit association that promotes translation services, language technology and language management solutions. The member companies worldwide include translation agencies, localization service providers, globalization consultants, internationalization specialists and technology developers. GALA companies share a commitment to quality, service, and innovation in helping clients reach global markets. For more information about GALA visit www.gala-global.org.
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