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How I Hire: Adaptability and 5 Other Must-Haves

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There is one core belief I’ve carried with me throughout my career: it’s all about the people. On multiple occasions, I’ve chosen one job over another because it would allow me to

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

This is a really excellent article for job-searchers. This supports my philosophy of being a multi-specialist rather than focusing on only one aspect of a job. The information in this article is important for anyone looking for a job, but I find it especially important for technical communicators who are looking. Having that adaptability is what has allowed me to get positions and grow a position as well as grow myself. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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