February 11, 2021
Given the change of course that has happened in the world, we wanted to provide expert opinions on what aspiring graduates can do to start off their careers in an uncertain economic climate. We wanted to know what skills will be more important, where the economy is doing relatively well, and if there will be any lasting effects on the job market.
Companies are looking for candidates that can handle the new responsibilities of the job market. Recent graduates actually have an advantage because they are comfortable using newer technologies and have been communicating virtually their whole lives. They can take what they've learned and apply it immediately.
We spoke to professors and experts from several universities and companies to get their opinions on where the job market for recent graduates is heading, as well as how young graduates entering the industry can be adequately prepared. Here are their thoughts.
Thomas Moran: Without a doubt, video relay interpreting is the biggest thing to come out of the pandemic.
Thomas Moran: NIC certification is the national certification that guarantees the highest degree of employment and the highest pay.
Thomas Moran: A good job is academic interpreting in a college or university. This depends, of course, on skill level. Colleges and universities may have certification requirements or may not. They are not bound by state law in California which requires certification for K-12 interpreting.