Shaheen Samavati had the pleasure of sitting down to chat with Galyna Margolin, localization marketing team lead at Payoneer, a global financial services company. Galyna, who speaks no less than six languages, spoke to Shaheen about how her love of linguistics and the desire to help others led her to the localization field, and how having a strong team can make all the difference⁠—especially now.

You can watch the full conversation in the video above or on our YouTube channel, listen to the podcast on Apple and Spotify, and read our recap below.

Key takeaways

  • While gaining new skills and experience at your company, try to figure out where you want to go from there. Don’t be afraid to go after new positions that interest you. 
  • Networking, meeting the right people and being ready for opportunities when they arise is crucial, especially when moving to a new country or entering a new job market.
  • Having a strong and reliable team is one of the most important factors no matter the task or problem at hand, and particularly when it comes to working remotely. 
  • Attention, concentration and passion for what you do are three huge components of success in any field.
  • Knowledge of multiple languages yields big benefits—especially in the field of localization. It enables you to catch mistakes and pick up on subtle nuances, even before consulting a native speaker.
  • If you love what you do, you’ll succeed in any field.

Keep your eyes and ears open to new possibilities, technologies and tools. They’re always popping up- sometimes overnight- and it’s essential to be aware of them.

Connect with Galyna and Shaheen on LinkedIn.

This post was edited by Mary Kresge, a freelance content creator based in Madrid.

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To see the full transcript, click on page number 2 below.