Could You Become a Medical Interpreter?

  Have you considered becoming a medical interpreter?  It’s a valuable and rewarding job for people who can speak two (or more) languages.

Medical interpreters:

  • Make sure that the doctor and patient understand each other, during discussions about medical diagnosis and treatment
  • Can help with cultural as well as language issues in communication
  • Explain how health care and services work
  • Advise patients of their rights

More Information:

Help Finding a Career

This new 12-week free training program will help parents in MetroWest to find a good career.  It’s called Credential to Career (C2C), from One Family, Inc.

There will be two information sessions about this program next week in Framingham:

  • Tues, Oct 10th at 9AM at SMOC (7 Bishop St.)
  • Fri, Oct 13th at 10AM at the North Framingham Library – McAuliffe Branch (746 Water St. )

Retail Pathways – New Job Training Class

Want a job?  Start here. There are many jobs and opportunities for advancement in retail (often working with customers in a store).

The retail industry is a great place gain experience and improve your English.  Earn a certificate, grow your skills and increase your wages. No experience needed, and no high school diploma or HiSet/GED is needed.  Starting wages: $11-$16/hour.

Retail Pathways will be offering a free 6-week job training class at Keefe Tech this fall (Mon/Tue/Wed from 5-8 PM). At the end, they will help you find a retail job.  To take the class, you must know some English, not have a retail job now, and be authorized to work in the United States. See the Retail Pathways web page and application for more requirements and details.

If interested in taking this class, contact Cindy Key at, or (508) 281-6910, extension 9


You Want That Job! – Interview Tips

Is it a new and different job, or a promotion? Good for you!

At the end of the process of searching for a new job, you will probably have an interview with the hiring manager of the company or organization where you would like to work. The interview is a conversation during which you talk about yourself, your skills, knowledge and experience.

Here are a few ideas, or tips, for having a successful interview:

  1. Be on time—not too early and Not Late.
    When you think about the time you will need to get to, and be ready for the interview, remember to include extra time for:

    1. Unexpected traffic
    2. Possibility that you will get lost
    3. Time to find a parking space
    4. Time to find the building and room where you will interview
    5. Time to take a deep breath, and relax a little before the interview starts
  2. Dress appropriately – There is agreement that both men and women should wear a suit.
  3. Bring a few copies of your resume.
  4. Don’t talk too much or too little. Write down and rehearse your answers to typical interview questions in advance.
  5. Thank the interviewer(s) at the end.

There are many YouTube videos with more helpful information about interviews.  Here’s one from England (in the video “CV” is the same as resume).

And here are two more:
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