Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 7.3

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 7.3

  1. 1. Organizing Your Records and Documentation Section 7.3: Getting It “Write” In Your Professional Life Taking Charge: Chapter 7 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Documentation <ul><li>Documentation will remain very present in your career </li></ul><ul><li>You must draw from your college experiences of documentation to be successful </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Need for Documentation <ul><li>Business and management meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Project documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Career recognition through publication </li></ul><ul><li>Professional blogging </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Social & Professional Networking for Career Growth <ul><li>Many professionals use social networking sites (SNS) to network with others in their industry </li></ul><ul><li>Also used for researching job opportunities </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Profile <ul><li>A professional-life profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full name, job history, schooling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work-related e-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry contacts as friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join networks related to school and work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One professional looking photo </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Profile <ul><li>A personal profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First name, nickname </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t join school or work-related networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t list work experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t use work e-mail address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do whatever you want with it </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Social Networking Sites <ul><li>Other sites are available for networking besides MySpace or Facebook: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mediabistro.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Konnects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spoke.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visible Path </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. In Brief <ul><li>Everyone will have need for accurate note taking, record keeping and report writing </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Further Reflection <ul><li>How do you think your career will integrate research & documentation? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think your documentation skills are good enough for the professional level? Why or why not? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>ProBlogger </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.problogger.net </li></ul><ul><li>Internetducttape.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.internetducttape.com </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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