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Carpe Opportunitas! - Seize the (Professional Development) Opportunity

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Discuss how volunteer opportunities can enhance and add valuable experience to your resume and portfolio in order to increase the chances of netting your ideal job or promotion that you deserve!

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Carpe Opportunitas! - Seize the (Professional Development) Opportunity

  1. 1.  Carpe  Opportunitas!  Seize  the  (career  development)  moment!Discuss  how  volunteer  opportunities  can  enhance  and  add  valuable  experience  to  your  resume  and  portfolio  in  order  to  increase  the  chances  of  netting  your  ideal  job  or  promotion  that  you  deserve!  Progression  Objectives  • discover  how  various  volunteer  opportunities  can  greatly  improve  your  resume,  •  learn  how  these  opportunities  build  upon  each  other,  • understand  how  networking  increases  your  chances  of  greater  opportunities,  • and  find  out  what  opportunities  other  colleagues  are  pursuing  (during  the  progression  discussion).  Use  these  resources  to  guide  you  with  developing  your  resume  with  volunteer  opportunities.Community  Opportunities  • Volunteer  at  STC  Summit  • Participate  in  a  community  or  chapter  • secretary,  webmaster,  event  coordinator  Writing  Opportunities  Use  these  places  to  add  more  writing  experience  for  your  resume.  TechWhirl  http://techwhirl.com  STC  Notebook  http://notebook.stc.org  STC  Intercom  http://intercom.stc.org  Your  own  blog  or  website    Social  Networking  Network  with  colleagues  to  expand  your  knowledge  and  interests.  Engage  on  LinkedIn,  Twitter,  and  Quora.  LinkedIn  http://linkedin.com  Twitter  http://twitter.com  Follow  #techcomm,  #stc,  #a11y,  #l10n  Quora  http://quora.com  Presentation  Opportunities  • Present  for  your  community  or  chapter  • Lightning  Talks,  Progressions,  Research  Presentations,  Webinars  • Look  for  call  for  presentations  from  STC,  Tekom,  Rochester  Spectrum,  LavaCon,  and  more.  
  2. 2.  Build  your  portfolio  Make  examples  available  for  potential  opportunities.  Add  these  items  to  your  website  or  blog.  • websites  • documents  • posters  • presentation  slides  • handouts  Career  Resources  Career  Sherpa  http://careersherpa.net  Inc.  http://inc.com  Dice  News  http://news.dice.com  LinkedIn  Today  http://www.linkedin.com/today  Contact  Roger  Renteria  Email:  roger.renteria@gmail.com  Website:  writetechie.com  LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/rrenteria  Twitter:  @RogerRenteriaNotes  

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