Employment Information at STC's 50th Annual Conference
by Jeffrey A. Randolph, Manager, STC Employment Information Committee, Orange County Chapter
Looking for a job? Looking for technical communicators? If you answered yes to either question, take advantage of the Employment Information Booth at STC's 50th Annual Conference in Dallas, May 18-21. The booth will open at noon on Sunday, May 18, and will remain open during registration hours, closing mid-morning on Wednesday, May 21.
If you are looking for a job, send your résumé for employers to examine at the booth. Whether or not you attend the conference, your résumé or job posting can be included in the Employment Information Booth, and you can receive job postings after the conference.
Résumés from job seekers will be organized into binders for the following U.S. and Canadian regions and for countries outside North America:
Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania [east], Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont
Region 2: Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania [south central], Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia
Region 3: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee
Region 4: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania [west]
Region 5: Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah
Region 6: Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Region 7: Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
Region 8: California, Hawaii, Nevada
Countries outside North America: All countries outside North America are placed in the same employment binder.
To have your résumé included in the binders, do the following:
Properly prepare your résumé. Take care to correctly identify the STC acronym (Society for Technical Communication).
Print your résumé on one sheet of paper. Print double-sided if your résumé is longer than one page. Résumés printed on more than one sheet are difficult for employers to see in the binders.
On the top right corner of the page, note the regions or country where you would consider accepting employment. Use the numbers from the list of regions. If you are interested in working outside North America, write the country name that interests you.
Make six copies of your résumé for each region. For example, if you want your résumé included in two regions, make twelve copies (six for each region).
Place six copies in one plastic sheet protector that is punched for three-hole binders. If you are interested in more than one region, place six copies in one plastic sheet protector for each region. (Visualize employers looking at the front and back of your résumé in the plastic sheet protector and slipping out a copy.)
Mail the résumé packets to the address at the end of this article on or before May 2, or bring them to the Employment Information Booth at the conference.
The Employment Information Booth at STC's 50th Annual Conference offers employers an excellent opportunity to advertise jobs and find qualified professionals.
Job seekers will pick up job postings at the Employment Information Booth or have the postings mailed to them after the conference.
The Employment Information Booth is a self-service operation. Employers can take copies of résumés from the binders, and job seekers can read the job postings and take copies of the ones that interest them. Job seekers and employers can contact one another through a message board. Volunteers monitor the booth to replenish job postings or résumés. If you are interested in volunteering two hours of your time during this conference, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Postings Available after the Conference
If you want copies of the job postings mailed to you after the conference, please send a stamped ($3.50 in U.S. postage), self-addressed, 9-1/2 x 12-1/2 envelope to:
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