Have you been on a job hunt lately? The pain is like getting one root canal after another. I searched for a job 2 years ago after deciding on a career change. I enjoyed my time teaching English at…
Oh, Darin Hammond has articulated what I’ve experienced more than once in the last 5 years, Since 2009, I was unemployed for about half of that time (a little less, but not much) due to this crazy process that he describes here, so I truly know the pain he describes only too well. While I haven’t gone freelance yet, and my contract job seems fairly secure for now, the PTSD from the experience still lingers a bit. Ironically, I work with the HR department where I work, and when I can, I try to advise them from a user perspective that they shouldn’t spend a lot of time on certain sections of their career site because frankly, a true job seekers isn’t going to be spending much time on particular pages, and will spend a lot of time on others–based on my own experiences. This "Employma" does sound intriguing, and I hope it succeeds and delivers the way it says it will. Time will tell. Read this is you are curious about job seekings and its prospects.
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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, TechCommGeekMom.com, 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 www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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