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By Rick Sapir, STC Associate Fellow and Chapter Webmaster Triangle Employment Network presented by STC Carolina employment.stc-carolina.orgIf you haven't visited the Carolina Chapter's Job Bank and Employment Resources in a while, you're in for a surprise. We have reworked the entire section, making it more useful for job seekers and easier for employers to add or update their information. The new Triangle Employment Network (TEN) has two main sections that can help you find employment in the Triangle area (and also help local employers find talented techcomm-ers). Employer Database The first part of the TEN is a searchable directory of local companies and employment agencies. We've collected contact information for many of the Triangle... Read More

For the second year in row, the Carolina Chapter is proud to offer this collection of candidate statements for the STC Election. The 2015 election will be conducted March 16 - April 6. Please visit the official STC election website (http://stc.org/election) for full details. Candidate Statements Vice President (one position to be elected) Adriane Hunt, Candidate for STC Vice President in 2015 Christopher Ward, Candidate for STC Vice President in 2015 Treasurer (one position to be elected) Jane Wilson, Candidate for STC Treasurer in 2015 Director (two positions to be elected) Craig Baehr, Candidate for STC Director in 2015 Cindy Pao, Candidate for STC Director in 2015 Lisa Pietrangeli, Candidate for STC Director in 2015 Kirk St. Am... Read More

By Ann-Marie Grissino, STC Fellow, STC Carolina Chapter Member, Information Engineering at NetApp ::::So, your technical communications group wants to jump into social media. How does your group start? What do you tweet about? Here is a short set of guidelines, certainly not exhaustive, but something to get you going. Develop a strategy for tweeting Before you begin, develop a strategy for how you are going to handle social media in your group. Consider the following: Review corporate and legal guidelines. Use one group email or blog location for your group’s tweets. That way, many people are contributing to the tweets for your group rather than individuals. Agree on the hashtags to use to categorize the tweets consistently. Decide on ca... Read More

By Ann-Marie Grissino, STC Fellow Mentors In September 2014, STC Carolina launched the STC Carolina Mentoring Program and Mentoring Database, where professionals can connect to establish mentor/mentee relationships that foster personal and professional growth. In September, we hosted a Mentor session hosted by Stan Dicks at North Carolina State University, where we had approximately 25 mentors who visited with about 30 mentees. The session used a speed-dating format, where mentees spent five minutes with a mentor to see if the mentor might be a good fit for them. By the time that the session was over, the mentors were exhausted but still smiling. As one mentor said, “It was fun to be a part of the mentoring evening!” Statistics As of Jan... Read More

By Ann-Marie Grissino, STC Fellow, STC Carolina Chapter Member, Information Engineering at NetApp ::::So, your technical communications group wants to jump into social media. How does your group start? What do you tweet about? Here is a short set of guidelines, certainly not exhaustive, but something to get you going. Develop a strategy for tweeting Before you begin, develop a strategy for how you are going to handle social media in your group. Consider the following: Review corporate and legal guidelines. Use one group email or blog location for your group’s tweets. That way, many people are contributing to the tweets for your group rather than individuals. Agree on the hashtags to use to categorize the tweets consistently. Decide on ca... Read More




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