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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

Virtual success: best practices for working remotely

I recently attended a company holiday party… and was pleased to learn that business relationships that I have been building online (phone, email, Yammer) were successfully transitioned to real, in person, face-to-face relationships. I enjoyed having my colleagues say “I enjoy receiving your email messages” and “I’m the one who emails you about expense reports” … Continue reading

Guiding an interested colleague into the wondrous world of technical writing

I work for a company that values cross-functional relationships and corporate-wide knowledge sharing. We strive to help each other succeed. I recently helped the front line customer support team craft their content into a structured document using the corporate template. The exercise was fun for all of us. We analyzed their content, used task-based titles … Continue reading

LinkedIn (and other) resources for the job seeker

By popular request, I’ve attached the LinkedIn Training: Improve your profile on the world’s largest business network slides for your viewing pleasure. I presented a session titled LinkedIn Training: Improve your profile on the world’s largest business network on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the PCC Employment Outreach Event in Pennington, NJ. I presented a … Continue reading

Tools for the virtual worker

Being connected is more than a voice on the telephone. Being connected can also mean sharing a vision, sharing control, and chatting. The right tool can get everybody on the same page, when they’re not in the same room, instantly. My virtual success happiness factor went up a notch after I mastered several virtual tools. … Continue reading

LaTeX for producing documents with scientific formulas, complex math equations, or special notations

LaTeX is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. It is most often used for medium-to-large technical or scientific documents but it can be used for almost any form of publishing. If you need to produce documents with scientific formulas, complex math equations, or any special notations, take a look at the LaTeX system. It … Continue reading

NJ, NY, and PA recruiters for technical communicators

trusted recruiters for technical communication professionals. Continue reading

30 profiles every job seeker on Twitter should follow

Twitter has become one of the best job search tools on the internet. The growing number of job search sites and recruiters on twitter makes it one of the easiest platform to look for a job and build contact with potential employers. http://applicant.com/30-must-follow-twitter-profiles-and-sites-for-job-hunters/

100 Geeks You Should Be Following On Twitter

List of tweeple geeks to follow on twitter for keeping informed of technology trends. Continue reading