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Standing out in a Competitive Job Market

From May 16, 2015 8:30 am until May 16, 2015 12:30 pm
Posted by Jane W. Baker
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Note: The presentation slies and handouts appear at the bottom of this page.

Are you thinking about making a career move? Do you know the best way to present yourself online to potential recruiters/employers and follow up? How long has it been since you have been in the search? One year? Three or more years? The job market has and continues to evolve. Are you up-to-date on what it looks like today and how to make it work for you? Whether you have over ten years' experience or you're searching for your first job, this job market is new to everyone.

If you need help with ANY of these areas, join us.

Bring your résumé! Our experts will be on hand to review and help you improve your résumé. Continental breakfast is included.

Presenters and Topics

  • Pam Coca will share what she has learned about job hunting... 2015 style.
  • Julie La Croix will share the résumé secrets that will land you an interview.
  • Bill Wood will show us how to get noticed on LinkedIn.
  • Rebecca Lyles will give us insight from the hiring manager’s perspective.

Pam Coca

Pam Coca is an award-winning technical writer and documentation specialist. An ex-nurse, she transitioned to medical-technical writing in 1998. However, these days you will just as easily find her working the fields of software, hardware, and utilities. An experienced professional speaker, trainer, and journalist who has received awards in technical writing, web design, and public relations, Pamela loves nothing better than speaking and networking with her peers at OCSTC.

Pamela owns and manages Write-on-Communications, a consulting firm based in Southern California, specializing in content development and graphic design for print and online. She is a regular contributor to the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) quarterly journal, The Communicator—her next article is “Mad About MadWorld” will be on newsstands June 1st.

Julie La Croix

As a career counselor in Southern California, Julie’s practice offers highly personalized services designed to help both millennials and established professionals clarify career direction and attain employment.

Julie’s expertise combines the career development framework and counseling skills with a professional background in sales and marketing. She uses these skills for her clients' benefit. Everyone deserves to have a career or development plan, and most importantly the knowledge of how to go about chasing down that next job or next client. With insight, proper research, and market positioning, this is a possibility for everyone.

Rebecca Lyles

Rebecca is the owner and manager of TextCPR, a writing and editing service, providing clarity precision and readability to client documents of all kinds. She has managed both people and projects for AT&T Wireless, FileNet, and IBM. Areas of expertise include editing, writing, publishing, improving process, managing projects, and training. Her focus has been on all aspects of communication.

Bill Wood

Bill has been a technical communicator in Southern California for over 10 years applying his skill set to both print and online writing. His experiences traverse the financial, automotive, healthcare, and marketing. As a contractor, Bill has had to be consciously aware of how potential employers look for employees and contractors and stay one step ahead of the latest trends in recruitment and job placement. He has mastered the job search tools and leveraged them to advance his career.


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