2013-2014 Speakers & Programming
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November 2013 Meeting
Getting a Position in Today’s Job Market – A Virtual Presentation
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 6:00-6:30 PM Networking
6:30-8:00 PM Presentation
Location: 300 S. Craig St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
RSVP: An RSVP is required to guarantee a space. E-mail David Caruso at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To get a position in today’s difficult job market is no easy task. New technical communicators-or technical communicators who haven’t had to search in a while-can find it exceptionally difficult, even with many positions available. But with some extra effort to promote yourself and your skills, you can get ahead and establish yourself as a technical communications candidate who is above the rest. Danielle M. Villegas shares pointers based on her own recent experiences.
Danielle M. Villegas
Danielle is currently a web publishing consultant at BASF North America, with a background in consumer affairs, client services, project management and web content management, concentrating on online learning and e-learning sites. She has worked at such companies as Church & Dwight, CIBA Consumer Pharmaceuticals (now Novartis), Blackwell’s Publishing, Princeton Learning Systems, the Associated Press , Princeton University Press, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, and World Learning. Her zest for learning new technology and her interpersonal skills have been the foundation of her success at these companies. Her main professional interests include social media, content management/strategy, technical editing and writing, and m-learning and e-learning.
*This presentation was arranged by the STC South Florida Chapter. Thanks to both Danielle Villegas and Neal Alhadeff.
Blue Pencil Blog
Janis Ramey has written a brief note remembering a former STC Pittsburgh member, A. Stanley Higgins. Read it here: In Memory: A. Stanley Higgins