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Technical recruiters and why I love them

Before we were all online all the time, knowing a trusted technical talent acquisition professional was like having the key to the treasure chest. It’s not who you know, it’s who I know. When I enabled the #OpenToWork feature on LinkedIn, I discovered genuinely wonderful talent acquisition professionals. My best interactions were messages that showed … Continue reading

Where to find technical communication talent

I like to connect industry professionals with people that they want to know. This updated blog post is inspired by the frequent incoming emails from recruiters and hiring managers that are looking for technical communication talent. I often receive  requests like “How can I reach qualified technical communication candidates for this job?” and “Do you know … Continue reading

Tech comm job search resources

On a regular basis, industry peers, friends, and their friends ask me “do you know of a technical writing job?” or “is your company hiring?” or “can you give me some job search tips?” From many years of answering these questions, I’ve maintained this work-in-progress tech comm job search resources blog post that I first published … Continue reading

Use LinkedIn to be great at the job you already have

Over the past five years, I’ve presented on LinkedIn to a variety of audiences. I always enjoy learning what’s new on LinkedIn, and how changes to their pillar product serve the 10 million plus members. On March 18, I’m presenting to the Society for Technical Communication (STC) NY Metro chapter “Using the Power of LinkedIn” … Continue reading

How to find tech comm jobs

At least once a month, my friends and their friends will ask me “do you know of a technical writing job?” or “is your company hiring” or “can you give me some job search tips.” From many years of answering these questions, I’ve crafted this work-in-progress list. Updated 2016 post and more resources here. If you … Continue reading

How to reach tech comm candidates

I like to connect industry professionals with people that they want to know. This blog post is inspired by the numerous requests for “How can I reach qualified technical communication candidates for this job?” and “Do you know anyone for this job?” At least once per week, I get asked “Can you forward this job … Continue reading

Do you know the Career Sherpa?

I am proud to know and support the Career Sherpa. I first met Hannah Morgan when I attended her “Using Social Media to Enhance Your Career” presentation at the 2011 Spectrum conference in Rochester, NY. The annual Spectrum conference is sponsored by the outstanding Rochester Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). My online … Continue reading

Successful outreach program: it took a village

Our second annual PCC Employment Outreach Event on January 19, 2013 was a success! We helped more than 100 people. We used EventBrite to manage the required registrations for this free event. 91 registered before event 14 registered attendees did not show 18 walk-in attendees (some attendees heard about us on the radio!) Grand total of … Continue reading

2nd annual PCC Employment Outreach Event

I am pleased to launch my “pay it forward” action plan for 2013 with the second annual Princeton Community Church (PCC) Employment Outreach Event. In 2011, I was in between jobs and attended the PCC employment support group. I learned of a planned conference and jumped in to help plan our inaugural event in January … Continue reading

LinkedIn’s new profile

Each November, we host a giant yard sale at our home in south Florida. Weeks of planning, numerous donations from friends and members, and many hours of volunteer work generate funds for the Dolores Taylor Scholarship from our Quota International‘s Boca/Delray Chapter. The first scholarship was granted in 2009 to a long time friend who is … Continue reading