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Landing your first (or 20th) technical communication job


A job search can be discouraging. Yet prospective employers need to see that you’re confident and optimistic. (Morguefile:jdurham)

I spent an enjoyable and productive Saturday afternoon at the STC Carolina chapter’s Student Resume Clinic. Several colleagues and I gave resume advice and conducted mock interviews with students from local colleges.

(Kudos to the Carolina chapter, especially president Christina Mayr, for putting on such a great event.)

If you’re looking for your first job in technical communication — or your 10th job, or your 20th — here’s some wisdom the students took away from that afternoon. Continue reading