Key Learning Objectives
Discover opportunities for your resume
Build these opportunities over time
Expand your network of professionals
Find opportunities related to technical communication
What AreYour Goals?
Follow: @stc_org, #techcomm, #STC, #a11y, #l10n
Anyone you meet at #STC13 Summit
Documentation andTechnicalWriting Management
Follow people in other professions
Create discussion groups
Network with professionals who interest you
WriteYour Next Career
Create your own
Join Multiple Communities
Local non-profit groups
Marketing and Communications
Small Business and Entrepreneur Groups
Build your portfolio
Save example work
Ask permission for re-distribution
Post it online on
Share your experiences
What helped you get the job you are at?
What is your strategy?
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.