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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. Key Learning Objectives Discover opportunities for your resume Build these opportunities over time Expand your network of professionals Find opportunities related to technical communication
  2. 2. What AreYour Goals?Flickr/LifeSupercharger
  3. 3. ExpandYour NetworkFlickr/wwworks
  4. 4. ExpandYour NetworkFlickr/wwworks
  5. 5. ExpandYour Network Twitterverse Follow: @stc_org, #techcomm, #STC, #a11y, #l10n Anyone you meet at #STC13 Summit LinkedIn Society forTechnicalCommunication ContentWranglerCommunity Documentation andTechnicalWriting Management TechnicalWriter Forum
  6. 6. ExpandYour Network Quora Follow professionals Follow people in other professions mySTC Create discussion groups Network with professionals who interest you
  7. 7. WriteYour Next Career Blogs Create your own Online Magazines TechWhirl STC Notebook STC Intercom Academic Journals TechnicalCommunication Business andTechnicalCommunication
  8. 8. Join Multiple Communities++++++
  9. 9. Crossover Communities Local non-profit groups Marketing and Communications Toastmasters Area Professionals Small Business and Entrepreneur Groups
  10. 10. Build your portfolio Save example work Ask permission for re-distribution Post it online on LinkedIn SlideShare YouTube
  11. 11. BuildYour PortfolioFlickr/sixmilliondollardan
  12. 12. Share your experiences What worked? What didn’t? What helped you get the job you are at? What is your strategy?

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