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checkicon Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012
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Emerging Roles and Hot Markets for Tomorrow's Tech Writers

Do you wonder where your skills have most value? Have you overlooked entire markets based on misperceptions? Can you really upsell yourself and live at peace in a globalized economy? Are you still looking for professional stability? What's the upside to all this change?

Come hear Andrew's insights on which niches and roles pay best, and why. Get his help mapping your cultural and location preferences to today's demand and tomorrow's prospects. And listen to his provocative suggestions for achieving success (aka resilient demand) in your content development career.

Andrew hears from a broad cross-section of Bay Area technical communicators and hiring managers. His role as a recruiter specifically for our niche lets him aggregate anecdotes, and his input can help you more consciously steer your career – or at least bypass expensive dead ends.

Andrew will highlight myriad new variants on your core skills, discuss who's securing these roles, and speculate about where it all will lead. This won't be a talk about the job search, but rather about what to expect from the new opportunities that already abound. And yes, it really is possible to transition, upgrade, or even just coexist in this increasingly 'exciting' marketplace.

There'll be a lively Q&A after the presentation; Andrew promises to be the last person to leave the room.

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis has recruited technical communicators in Silicon Valley since 1995, first for Synergistech Communications and now for Content Rules (formerly Oak Hill Corporation). He is a former software industry Tech Writer and is well-known for both understanding and championing the role of content development. At Content Rules he recruits all kinds of technical and marketing communicators as well as training and globalization professionals. Andrew enjoys helping those who communicate complex information get ahead by recognizing and refining their value to technology companies. He's candid and connected and, more importantly, he cares.

checkicon Location:

Petaluma Senior Center at Lucchesi Park
211 Novak Drive
Petaluma, CA

VIRTUAL ATTENDEES WELCOME! .. See below for more information.

Just south of Lucchesi Park, off North McDowell Blvd:

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From 101 northbound .. turn right on Washington, left on North McDowell, right on Madison, and left on Novak.

From 101 southbound .. take Redwood Highway North (Petaluma Boulevard North) to North McDowell, turn right on North McDowell, left on Madison, and left on Novak.


If you'd like to attend this meeting virtually (via your computer), we request that you RSVP to the webmaster at least 24 hours in advance (no later than the evening of Wednesday, May 16) so we can contact you to make sure you've got the proper software installed. We will be using GoToMeeting for the audio and video. You can use the provided dial-in number or use VOIP through your computer's microphone and speakers. We recommend using a headset or dedicated microphone if you plan to communicate with others.

When you RSVP, we will send you the conference call number. Virtual attendance is limited, so RSVP early if you'd like to attend via computer.

Please plan on calling in to the meeting by 6:30pm. We will start the call around 6:00pm so you've got plenty of time to get everything set up. Please feel free to join in on the networking and discussions as well as asking questions as appropriate. However, in order to keep the background noise to a minimum, we ask that all virtual attendees keep your call on "mute" while you're not talking.

checkicon Schedule:

6:00-6:30 - Networking and refreshments
6:30-6:50 - Announcements, round-the-table and speaker introductions
6:50-8:00 - Program
8:00-8:30 - Networking and program follow-up

checkicon Dinner:

We provide refreshments at our meetings for no additional cost. Coffee, tea, and water are also provided.

checkicon Cost:

$2 members, $4 nonmembers.
You and your guest get in FREE if your guest is a first-time visitor!

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