Announcing STC’s Job Seeker Boot Camp

by kmardahl on August 17th, 2009

STC announces a free program for members who are currently seeking employment or contracts.
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In this tough economic climate, STC would like to extend a helping hand to those conducting job searches. While members have free access to the Job Seeker Boot Camp, as well as many other benefits, STC has made this program available to nonmembers for the affordable rate of $65. So if you have friends or colleagues seeking employment, be sure to tell them about this special offer.

The four elements of the boot camp

The STC Job Seeker Boot Camp includes four elements to help the effectiveness of your search:

  1. Free access to the STC Career Center where new job postings specific to technical communicators are listed and shown to members EXCLUSIVELY FOR 14 DAYS before they are released to the public. STC recently partnered with the top recruiters in the tech comm field to post the best job openings on our Career Center.
  2. Free access to a dozen-plus articles written by and for technical communicators about how to distinguish yourself, how to identify hidden job markets, what questions to expect during the interview, and how to increase your perceived value to your next employer. The work of technical communicators is an important contribution to a company’s bottom line. Learn what to emphasize when describing the value of your accomplishments.
  3. Free access to audio podcasts by well-known STC recruiters. John Hedtke and Jack Molisani speak on topics such as: mistakes technical communicators make during job searches, résumé tips, creating buzz about yourself during your search, and how to ace the interview.
  4. Free access to the latest STC Salary Survey to help you establish your value during negotiations. The survey also shows how technical writers have shifted from state to state or metropolitan areas, where salaries are holding firm, and where the largest increases in salaries have occurred. Learn what the average, median, and 90th percentile salary are for technical writers in your area.

The Job Seeker Boot Camp is presented as an additional free benefit for members.

Oh, and spread the word. Someone may be very glad you did.

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