How to make sure you’re getting the right transcription jobs
Transcription jobs have exploded in the last decade and the process of hiring is becoming even more complicated.
But with so many companies using transcription services, how to get the right job can be a challenge.
The best way to get a transcription job is to look at the candidates you’ve hired and see what you like about them.
“If you see the candidate’s personality, or if you see their experience, or their qualifications, or how they fit the company, then that can help you decide if you should hire them,” says Daniel Lutz, vice president of communications for the consulting firm Transcription Solutions.
The process starts with an interview.
In some cases, hiring managers may even send out resumes.
But Lutz says there are several key factors that go into a good transcription job: personality, knowledge, and experience.
Personality is what will tell you whether or not a candidate is right for the job.
The job title you get can tell you more than the title.
Lutz points out that a company’s name can make a huge difference.
“You can tell if the company is a name brand, or it’s a name company,” Lutz explains.
The same goes for the company’s logo, which is often a combination of several symbols, such as a bow, star, and circle.
If you have a lot of symbols, Lutz advises you to consider what they mean.
“Sometimes they’re pretty straightforward, like a dot, a square, and so on,” he says.
If the symbol is a word, it can also mean that the company specializes in that field.
“For example, a company that specializes in word processing might have a word processor called WordLiner, and that’s what they’re going to hire,” Luttis says.
In addition, some companies will have a database with all of their candidates’ job titles, like LinkedIn.
“They can show you that you need to hire them, but if you can’t find the one that fits your requirements, then maybe you should consider something else,” he adds.
“Or maybe you might have something more in-depth like, what’s the best candidate in this field?”
Personality and experience are key because they can help determine whether a candidate can handle the work of transcribing.
“The more you have, the more confident you are going to be in their abilities, the better,” Lutzes says.
The most important factor in determining whether a person will be a good candidate for transcription is whether they have the right personality and how they respond to training.
“In a lot more cases than in other fields, people that are not very confident in themselves are not going to work very well at transcription,” he explains.
“People who are extremely confident are going and are going out of their way to make their work very good and very fast, and they’re not going out and getting training.
They’re going out to work and they don’t want to lose that confidence.
They don’t care.”
If you are looking for a transcription assistant who is experienced, who can do the job well, and who has a personality that fits the company and the company needs, you may be in luck.
There are also some tips that companies can offer you that will help you get the best job possible, including: Have a flexible schedule You can be flexible in how often you work, and you can also schedule more flexible work hours, Luttes says.
“There are a lot people who are very dedicated to work, so they may work eight hours per day, or they may go three days a week.
Or they may have their own schedule,” he notes.
“A lot of transcription companies have an annual leave policy, and there’s an expectation that they will always work to the best of their abilities and that if they can’t do it then they can come to the next day and work again.”
This is because if you’re working on a project that requires a lot on your mind, it will take more time to focus on that than if you just want to get through a day.