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About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, 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. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.

The First Women in Tech Didn’t Leave—Men Pushed Them Out – WSJ

Women filled computer-programming jobs in the U.S. and U.K. after World War II, but as government and business professionalized programming, the decline of female coders began. Find the full article at the Wall Street Journal If nothing else happened in … Continue reading

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Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers–Here’s Why

Research shows that office workers cannot concentrate at their desks. Source: Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers–Here’s Why April Showalter had liked this article on LinkedIn, and I can see why. I totally agree as well! This is an argument … Continue reading

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The Best Technical Writers are Not Techie at All

The job of a technical writer is to translate complex information into words that a non-technical/non-scientific person can understand and use. Now at Source: The Best Technical Writers are Not Techie at All Thanks to Dave Gardner for finding this … Continue reading

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I’ve had 4 jobs in 6 years — and ‘job hopping’ helped me double my salary

Job hopping can actually help your career. Source: I’ve had 4 jobs in 6 years — and ‘job hopping’ helped me double my salary This article is interesting, as it’s written by a millennial who feels that this is the … Continue reading

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How To Impress Recruiters When You’re Unemployed

There’s a good chance recruiters could be biased, but there are ways to overcome this problem. Source: How To Impress Recruiters When You’re Unemployed I found this article through LinkedIn.  While the article has sound advice, I would add two … Continue reading

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The Unforgivable Sin in Silicon Valley: Being Gen-X | Inc.com

If you grew up listening to Pearl Jam, you can kiss your high-tech dream job good-bye. Source: The Unforgivable Sin in Silicon Valley: Being Gen-X | Inc.com Many thanks to Rachel Houghton, fellow technical communicator and Gen X’er, for finding … Continue reading

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Moderately Motivated Gen-Xer for Hire – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Source: Moderately Motivated Gen-Xer for Hire – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency This was published a year ago, but it still works. While this is meant to be satire, as it is, it’s almost accurate. When I look at the description, it’s … Continue reading

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