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How to find tech comm jobs

At least once a month, my friends and their friends will ask me “do you know of a technical writing job?” or “is your company hiring” or “can you give me some job search tips.”

From many years of answering these questions, I’ve crafted this work-in-progress list. Updated 2016 post and more resources here.

If you know of additional resources, let me know and I can add them here. You can also reach out to tech comm recruiters in our NJ, NY, and PA geography.

TechWhirl Jobs

TechWhirl TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information. For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by, and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications. http://jobs.techwhirl.com/

Tech Writer Jobs group on LinkedIn

Job postings to the Tech Writer Jobs group on LinkedIn populate the current list of opportunities. Geography: across the USA. http://www.techwriterjobs.net/

STC job postings

PA, NJ, and DE: STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter LinkedIn group http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=104514. You can auto-join the group to view job postings.

Southeast FL: STC Palm Beaches Chapter LinkedIn group http://www.linkedin.com/groups?jobs=&gid=1897153

NYC, NJ, CT, and surrounding areas: STC NY Metro web site http://www.stcnymetro.org/home/jobs.

JobsForJersey.com NJ

A service of the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, JobsForJersey.com connects 10,000 New Jersey employers and 100,000 job listings in New Jersey with registered candidates. Employers are registered to list jobs and search posted resumes. You do not have to be collecting unemployment insurance to register. Some jobs in NY and PA are also posted. Create an account at http://webos.dol.state.nj.us/Career/UserReg.aspx?jd=1&jid=6056139.

Massachusett-based NinaNet-Writers Group

Members of this group are people in the technical communications field in, for the most part, the greater Boston area and southern New Hampshire.

The group’s primary reason for being is for posting New England-based
(and ONLY New England-based, please) job notices of interest to information designers such as technical writers, editors, usability specialists, course developers, instructional designers, and so on.
Note: I got my location independent job lead from this group listing, so remote jobs are also posted (sometimes disguised as office jobs).

The group Web site http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ninanet-writers/ requires a Yahoo! account. To contact the group moderator, send email to: ninanet-writers-owner@yahoogroups.com.

SimplyHired.com

I saw my job posted on www.simplyhired.com and received an email from a job alert that I subscribed to.

Glassdoor.com

I follow various companies on www.glassdoor.com and have made career decisions based in part on the company reviews. To help us all succeed, consider creating an account and posting company and interview reviews of your own.

Various blog posts by industry experts

As always, LinkedIn as a social networking platform has enhanced job search options. Keep your profile current and your skills highlighted in your summary and job descriptions. Consider adding volunteer leadership roles to your job history so that you can connect to members through those positions.

Tips for Using LinkedIn to Find a Job
The Basics of Using LinkedIn to Find a Job
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About barriebyron

Innovative, DITA-using information developer specializing in presenting complex ideas in ways that are clear and concise. Persistent optimist, intrepid adventurer, mentor. Builder of relationships, connecting friends and peers to people they want to know. Toastmaster, social duct tape, and generator of goodwill. Follow me on twitter @barriebyron

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