Carpe Opportunitas! - Seize the (Professional Development) Opportunity
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.
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: email@example.com Website: writetechie.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/rrenteria Twitter: @RogerRenteriaNotes