Where Do I Go from Here? Career Development for Technical Writers

Speaker: Jan Johnston-Tyler

Description

Jan Johnston-Tyler is on her third career and knows a thing or two about career development – and change – over a lifetime. Jan is a former technical writer (and SF STC member) herself, but for the last 15 years has made her way as a career counselor and professional job coach for neurodiverse folks (those with ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, mood challenges) here in the Bay Area.

Learn how to keep your career from getting stale, and how to potentially take your skills to another field. Come with questions for this entertaining discussion!


Event info

Time: Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 6:30 p.m. Pacific

Location: Zoom

Program:
6:30 to 7:00: Networking
7:00 to 7:15: Announcements
7:15 to 8:30: Presentation
8:30 to 8:45: More networking
8:45: Clear the room; move conversations to offline

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 863 2552 8396
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Important notes:

  • Members of other chapters welcomed. If you belong to another STC chapter, you can attend our meetings for the regular price (free for virtual events).
  • IABC members welcome. All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for San Francisco Bay STC General Meetings at the member price (free for virtual events).
  • Non-members can attend. You don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings.
  • Tell us if you’re hiring or job-hunting. Attendees are encouraged to announce open positions or to announce that they are searching for work. Feel free to bring job listings, resumes, or business cards for distribution.
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Recording for the July Chapter Meeting

Hello all!

I apologize for any confusion– we were experiencing a bit of trouble with the chapter website. Here is the recording for the July chapter meeting.

Thank you again to Jack Molisani for speaking to us!

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Wednesday, July 14th – Get that Interview! How to Beat the Dreaded Applicant Tracking System

Speaker: Jack Molisani

Description

Have you ever applied for a job via a company’s website but never received an interview? Chances are you made one (or several) mistakes that kicked you out of the running.

An applicant tracking system is a job application platform that uses artificial intelligence to rank how well it “thinks” you match the job for which you are applying. Make just one tiny mistake in your resume formatting and boom! you are disqualified.

In this session, professional recruiter Jack Molisani will offer valuable tips and tricks for getting past applicant tracking systems.

Want to get more interviews in your job search? Don’t miss this meeting!

About the Speaker

Jack Molisani is an STC Fellow, and the President of ProSpring Technical Staffing, an employment agency specializing in content professionals (both contract and perm): https://ProspringStaffing.com

He’s also the author of Be The Captain of Your Career: A New Approach to Career Planning and Advancement, which hit #5 on Amazon’s Career and Resume Best Seller list.

Jack also produces The LavaCon Conference on Content Strategy and TechComm Management: https://LavaCon.org. Jack donated a free virtual entrance to LavaCon as a door prize, so stay until the end of the session!


Event info

Time: Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 6:30 p.m. Pacific

Location: Zoom

Program:
6:30 to 7:00: Networking
7:00 to 7:15: Announcements
7:15 to 8:30: Presentation
8:30 to 8:45: More networking
8:45: Clear the room; move conversations to offline

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 850 0207 8839
Passcode: 464755
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Meeting ID: 850 0207 8839
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Important notes:

  • Members of other chapters welcomed. If you belong to another STC chapter, you can attend our meetings for the regular price (free for virtual events).
  • IABC members welcome. All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for San Francisco Bay STC General Meetings at the member price (free for virtual events).
  • Non-members can attend. You don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings.
  • Tell us if you’re hiring or job-hunting. Attendees are encouraged to announce open positions or to announce that they are searching for work. Feel free to bring job listings, resumes, or business cards for distribution.
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Recordings for June Meeting (New Chapter YouTube Channel)

Hello everyone! The recordings for tonight’s presentation are uploaded and ready to view. 

Click here to listen to the audio recording.

Furthermore, it gives me great pleasure to announce the start of the STC SF Bay YouTube channel! While all of our recordings will still be available on our Google Drive, we wanted another method to publish them that was easier for the public to access. Over the next few days, we will be uploading all of our previous meeting recordings to this channel. Recordings from 2020 are already available to view. 

Thank you very much again to Paul Gustafson for his wonderful talk tonight!

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Wednesday, June 9th – Technical Communication Excellence: Crucial New Skills for the Coming Boom

Speaker: Paul Gustafson

Description

As the pandemic eases, the economy improves, and we begin to settle into the new normal, technical writers see increasing global competition, advancing disregard for our profession, and dwindling resources leading to more difficult times. Others see vast largely untapped opportunities. This month, Paul Gustafson, CEO of Expert Support, perhaps Silicon Valley’s premier technical communication consulting firm for the last three decades, will present observations drawn from his unique vantage post working with clients ranging from industry titans to tiny start-ups. Paul will share his vision of an emerging, bright, near-term future for technical communication, and the crucial new skills required to realize it. 

About the Speaker

Paul Gustafson is the CEO of Expert Support, which helps recruit, hire, train, and place technical writers. In his own words, “[his] destiny [is] to surf each leading edge wave of technological innovation, work closely with the best and brightest engineers on the planet, and help them explain their ideas to others.” He can be reached on Twitter at @psgustafson or on LinkedIn.


Event info

Time: Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 6:30 p.m. Pacific

Location: Zoom

Program:
6:30 to 7:00: Networking
7:00 to 7:15: Announcements
7:15 to 8:30: Presentation
8:30 to 8:45: More networking
8:45: Clear the room; move conversations to offline

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 821 0783 4930
Passcode: 494231
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Meeting ID: 821 0783 4930
Passcode: 494231
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Important notes:

  • Members of other chapters welcomed. If you belong to another STC chapter, you can attend our meetings for the regular price (free for virtual events).
  • IABC members welcome. All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for San Francisco Bay STC General Meetings at the member price (free for virtual events).
  • Non-members can attend. You don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings.
  • Tell us if you’re hiring or job-hunting. Attendees are encouraged to announce open positions or to announce that they are searching for work. Feel free to bring job listings, resumes, or business cards for distribution.
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