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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  • What do you want to get out of this progression session?
  • Expand your network beyond those around you. That means looking beyond the small scope that you may normally be around…
  • …and make new friends in many more areas. Whether that is looking across the state, country, or continents. Even beyond our own progression discussion, you have a huge network at the Summit and beyond. Make those connections now and use the online tools available to continue networking.
  • There are many options to expand those networks, via Twitter and LinkedIn. It depends on your level of comfort to try new technologies to work
  • Build your portfolio and advertise it. That portfolio should include items such as presentations, events, education sessions, as well as items that relate to the job or raise that you want.
  • At this time during the progression, please share with us your experience and how you achieved getting the raise or job that you want. In addition, plan your strategy and revisit it if you need to. Best of luck using these opportunities to find what you want out of your career.
  • 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?