April 2013 Meeting Announcement: Leveraging LinkedIn to Get Yourself Noticed

Presented by Andrew Davis

The April meeting is on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in downtown San Francisco at SFSU Extension, Room 662. SFSU Extension is located on the sixth floor of the Westfield San Francisco Centre on Market St, above the Powell St BART/MUNI Station. For details about the location and instructions for purchasing tickets, visit www.stc-sf.org/stc-meetings.htm. Light refreshments are provided.

About the Presentation

LinkedIn opens up a universe of professional opportunities, but it’s seldom used to best effect. With over 185 million members in 200 countries, and two new members joining each second, it’s the social network no one seeking work–or workers–can afford to ignore. Technical Communicators can quickly find out who needs their services, and which skills they’ll need tomorrow, by following companies, participating in groups, and watching job postings. Unlike its rival services and the job boards, LinkedIn connects you with those who are accountable. Attendees will learn how to optimize their LinkedIn profiles, get timely answers and insider opinions, network with peers worldwide, hunt for work efficiently, and never be invisible again. Expand your sphere of influence and network of potential collaborators Cull potential employers/clients and employees/contractors, focusing only on the promising ones Direct queries only to well-informed, accountable resources Learn quickly who knows what, then learn who they know who can help you Focus on results, not promises At least a hundred new members have joined LinkedIn since you started reading this. Are you sure none of them are worth knowing?

About the Presenter

Andrew Davis has recruited technical communicators in Silicon Valley since 1995, first for Synergistech Communications and now as Director of Talent Development 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’s committed to helping content developers achieve their professional goals. Learn more about Andrew at www.linkedin.com/in/synergistech.

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