So what are the qualities that an amazing technical communication job applicant should exhibit? That was the burning question on my mind when I became an interim hiring manager a few years ago. Based on my experience, I’ve written some practical tips for how technical communication job seekers can shine in four key areas.
CONDUIT 2018, the STC-PMC Mid-Atlantic TechComm Conference, takes place April 6-7, 2018 at the Giant Conference Center in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
CyberText is presented simply, without a lot of glitz or glam, but packed full of good information. I added this blog to my feed reader under Technical Writing, and I check it fairly regularly.
I strongly believe that increasing collaborative research, particularly on metrics that measure the value of skilled tech comm to organizations; increasing global connections; and improving intra-organizational communication, will result in a steady rise in value and number of members.
While embracing these changing demographics, we need to increase engagement by providing a compelling story of the role of technical communication in the marketplace and industry and to make sure that we’re sustainable structurally.
In an “engineer-driven company”, is there room for anyone else? With all those superstar engineers, where do the tech writers fit in? Most importantly, what enables a tech writer to function effectively in such an organization?
I’d Rather Be Writing remains a fantastic resource for new and seasoned technical writers. I bookmarked his site long ago, and visit it whenever I need a refresher or an introduction to topics around the career I love.
I write these articles to help people get unstuck in their jobs or careers — to dispel that drowsiness — and my October column struck a chord with Victoria Sawtell, the Community Manager of Uptowork.com. Sawtell invited me to look through one of her site’s articles and review it for one of my columns.