February 19, 2018: What Hiring Managers Really Need

Recording can be found here.

Do you despair about qualifying for a technical communications position because you don’t have all the skills and experience they demand? You might be surprised how many of a typical tech writing job’s “requirements” are pure fantasy.

Andrew will pull back the curtain on the tech industry’s recruiting process, show you how to interpret typical posting’s wishlists, and help you prove you already have (most of) what they seek. He’ll share resume, interview, and portfolio tips for convincing hiring teams that you’re their best bet. If asked, he can also discuss current compensation trends — so you don’t leave money on the table — and how to secure the kinds of benefits you care about, like work-from-home, paid training, customer interaction, and promotions.

In a full-employment economy driven by well-funded tech companies that know they need better doc, we’ll discuss how you can solve your potential boss’ pain points. Bring your questions and eat well beforehand; Andrew will be the last to leave the room.

About Andrew Davis

Andrew DavisAndrew Davis has recruited technical content developers in the SF Bay Area since 1995. He is a former software industry Technical Writer and has a reputation for both understanding and championing the role of content development.

Andrew enjoys helping those who communicate complex information get ahead by recognizing and refining their value to technology companies. He’s candid and connected and, just as importantly, he likes to help tech industry workers achieve independence from intermediaries.

Date: Monday, February 19, 2018
Networking/social time: 6:00-7:00pm
Presentation time: 7:00-8:00pm+
Location: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Cost: Free
Note: You don’t have to be an official STC member to attend the meetings.
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