TechWhirl: Technical Communications Recap for May 11, 2012

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communications Recap for May 11, 2012
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 11:46:04 -0400

*This week’s update on technical communications and the TechWhirl community
is supported by Platinum sponsor Madcap & their Ultimate Communications
Suite, MadPak <> |*

We’ve begun to wonder if there’s a causal, or merely coincidental link,
between prepping for one of the technical communication field’s biggest
conferences and the rise in discussions around job hunting and career
issues. We followed up last week’s poll with an article by Lauren Hart and
Roger Renteria on the best conference SWAG <>and a new poll
on favorite movies set in Chicago <>, site of this
year’s STC Summit.

In the meantime, the TechWhirl email discussion list kept busy with two
threads related to careers: one started by the mysterious WondersofOne who
asked about the *Pay Gap Between Manager and Subordinates*, and another by
Kari Gulbrandsen on tech writing recruiters. Both topics are interesting,
full of good advice, and extremely active. This then prompted us to dig
through our files of classic TechWhirl content and publish a funny and
still too true piece on JobTitles <> from Lisa Higgins.

We know that conferences remain one of the best ways to network there is,
and the Summit typically includes a message board for posting openings and
resumes. That’s in addition to attending a huge array of sessions, some
awesome social gatherings, and coming to visit TechWhirl at the Exhibit
hall between all the high-level networking and community building.

If you can’t make it to Chicago, have no fear, TechWhirl is still on the
job, providing great new content on the magazine, access to the archives,
news from all over, and our very own tech comm jobs
We encourage you to be a part of the community by reading and commenting on
the latest news and features, and following and posting in the TechWhirl
email discussion

Have a terrific weekend

-The gang at TechWhirl
In Case You Missed it: This Week @ TechWhirl

*New features and articles on <>**

- Tech Writer This Week for May 10, 2012, by Craig Cardimon |
- Technical Writing Humor: The Sidelines on Tech Writer Job Titles, by
Lisa Higgins |
- Technical Writing Poll: Favorite Movies Set in Chicago |
- SWAG Bragging: The Best of Technical Communications Conferences, by
Lauren Hart and Roger Renteria |

*Tech Comm News on <>: *

- DCL Survey Finds Content, Including Product Documentation, Critical |
- Sitecore Adaptive Print Studio Accelerates Publishing Cycle |
- CollabNet Launches CloudForge for Hybrid Cloud Development and
Deployment |

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*Silver*: Society for Technical Communication (STC)
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