- Chapter Meetings
Regularly attend our chapter meetings to connect with your peers and tap into the hidden job market. Many attendees have gained insights into the profession and have found employment by regularly attending chapter meetings.
- Resume Review
Try our free resume and LinkedIn profile review service. Email resumes to: email@example.com
- Job Hunting Tips
Read these job hunting tips on how to find your dream job.
- Job Boards
On Twitter (@STCSoCal) you can use the hashtags #Techcomm and #jobs in your search.
You can also jump-start your job search with this list of relevant job boards.
- Occupational Outlook
Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which describes what technical writers do, the pay, job outlook, and how to become one.
- STC San Diego Salary Survey
Check out the STC San Diego Salary Survey (PDF) to find out what you are worth in today’s market.
If you decide to freelance, make sure you learn how to set your rates and make money as a technical communicator. Here are some other resources to help you determine rates: How Much Should I Charge and WAI Freelance Rate Chart.
Finally, make sure you talk with other technical writers about employment and freelancing, either at networking events or on LinkedIn groups. Most of them are willing to share their business experiences with you.
- Recruiting Agencies
If you need more help, contact an employment agency that caters to technical communicators. See disclaimer below.
- Career Evaluation Test
Take a Career Evaluation Test to find out what type of technical communicator job best meets your personality characteristics.
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