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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, 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.

You get what you pay for, yet you want quality. Try again.

One of the things that I try to do as I build up my business is get an idea of what kinds of positions are available out there for someone with my skill set. I scour through Glassdoor, Indeed, and … Continue reading

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Ashton Applewhite: Let’s end ageism | TED Talk | TED.com

Here’s my big disclaimer: I admit it–I’m ageist myself. But as this video that Bob Watson forwarded to me pointed out, we all are. I suppose that since I think that I am up against both sexism and ageism myself … Continue reading

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Myth busted: Older workers are just as tech-savvy as younger ones, says new survey – TechRepublic

Tech employees over age 55 are actually less stressed using technology in the workplace, and better at using multiple devices than their younger peers. Source: Myth busted: Older workers are just as tech-savvy as younger ones, says new survey – … Continue reading

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They Want You Back: A Push Against Remote Employees

Many companies have embraced flexibility in the workplace, either through scheduling, laid back dress code or allowing remote work. However, a recent surge of big companies taking a step back on allowing employees to work from home is bucking that trend. … Continue reading

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Are You Flexible? Flextime Schedules are Growing in Popularity

If telecommuting is off the benefit table, what can job seekers ask for instead? Source: Are You Flexible? Flextime Schedules are Growing in Popularity While most people know that I’m a huge advocate for remote work, I also advocate flexible … Continue reading

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Ageism is forcing many to look outside Silicon Valley, but tech hubs offer little respite

Ageism is forcing some to look outside Silicon Valley, but tech hubs offer little respite Source: Ageism is forcing many to look outside Silicon Valley, but tech hubs offer little respite Tom Aldous of The Content Era posted this article … Continue reading

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Why Work from Home Doesn’t Work? Culture and Cognitive Bias. | Kunal Kerai | Pulse | LinkedIn

As companies gear up to hire new talent, and re-examine their benefits, work-from-home (“telecommuting”, “WFH”) falls stage front and center once Source: Why Work from Home Doesn’t Work? Culture and Cognitive Bias. | Kunal Kerai | Pulse | LinkedIn I … Continue reading

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