Trados Business Manager allows you to generate CV and keep it updated. Especially this feature will be useful for users of Essential edition. CV feature is implemented using custom reports feature. This means that CV templates are created in the same editor which is used to create/edit invoice templates and custom reports. Check corresponding manual sections to get more detailed information about it.
About this task
In general, CV includes some background information (like education, skills, work experience, languages, etc.), which is mainly static and may change not too often, and dynamic information, like recent projects, customers, rates. Even if you are able to keep your CV in text form, idea to implement this feature in Trados Business Manager is based on this dynamic/changeable information, because in many cases we do not find time to refresh our CV with recent data. And here translation automation system can help: you work on your translation projects, translation volumes grow, new customers are added to the database, and you get an option to generate refreshed CV with customer logos, projects description and volumes just via single select. When some project becomes more important, it will be moved up in the list of projects. Thus, you can always demonstrate recent achievements to your potential customer.
Another reason to implement CV function is design. You can select one of predefined templates and customize it according your needs. Currently, Trados Business Manager offers 4 built-in templates, but this set will be expanded with time.
- To enter static information, please open application Settings and switch to the CV/Professional data tab.
Here you can enter any details which you would like to include into your CV, like slogan, career start year, personal details, education, skills, work experience, diplomas and certifications, languages, specializations, feedback and references, professional and other software. The Custom data table can be used to enter any information in a free form (2 text values, 1 date value and 1 long/multiline text value).
Dynamic information (projects) will be taken from the Translation projects. In the default templates, only projects with Include in CV option checked will be printed, sorted by translation volumes. Of course, you can change this behavior, and print, for example, 10 projects with highest translation volumes.
- To generate resulting CV, select Reports > Reports and templates in the navigation tree.
- Filter by CV category:
- Simply double click on a selected template to preview the results. In the preview window you can estimate downsides of the generated CV and then customize it to achieve desired results.