Seen that video where Steve Jobs tells students to follow their passion? It’s been viewed, shared and tweeted by millions. Millions who haven’t thought it through. Jobs made that speech as a relatively young man. Later, when revising his biography, he told the writer to explain why he said that then but why he say […]
If you’re finding it difficult to get work in Technical Writing, then see if you can start a new career as a Social Media writer. The demand is definitely there. I found that it’s relatively easy to find contract work on Social Media sites if you’ve got good technical writing skills and know how to […]
Summary: Long-term job security is increasingly becoming a thing of the past. Automation, outsourcing, and robotics affect the future of 9-5 employees. This Klariti tutorial will explain how to protect your long-term options by becoming less reliant on tradition lines of business and looking at alternatives ways to generate income. The Myth of Long-Term Employment […]
Summary: Develop a study plan to set learning objectives, stay focused, and avoid deviations. This Klariti video tutorial will explain how to prepare a practical study plan that works for students, employees, and business owners — anyone struggling to learn a lot of information in a short time period. [Video] How to Create a Study […]
Let’s say you want to change careers and start as a business writer. Where do you start? What courses do you need to take? Is there a professional organization you should join? In most cases, no. Starting as a freelance business writer is more about starting a small business, which happens to be about business […]
Why is speaking in public the most common fear in the world? Is it because when you put yourself on stage, you’re saying you’re the expert, you’re the one others should listen – you’ve made it? You’re a success. Others are getting there. Maybe that’s not true. Maybe it’s more nuanced that that. But I […]
Summary: Long-term job security is gone, even in communist countries. Automation, outsourcing, and robotics affect the future of 9-5 employees. This Klariti tutorial will explain how to protect your long-term options by becoming less reliant on tradition lines of business and looking at alternatives ways to generate income. Does job ‘security’ really exist anymore? True […]
Hands up who likes speaking in public? In front of strangers. Hearing your own voice as you speak. ‘Do I really sound like that?’ And then ‘working the room’, making connections, swapping cards… trying to be interesting, pleasant, assertive, and diplomatic. It’s not easy on a rainy Tuesday night when you could be at home, […]
No one will thank you for it. Unless you’re asked… and even if you are asked for advice, pause for a moment and consider why you’ve been asked. You might be surprised to find that what you’re about to say… … could later come back to haunt you. The reason I wrote this post is […]
Tom Peters says, “the value of services will continue to fall” and that the only way to survive is to differentiate yourself from the competition. Is this true? How do you make yourself stand out from the crowd? If you don’t, what impact could this have on your career? [Learn more about these Business Plan […]
How much time do you spend writing every week? Remember, you have 37.5 hours (I know!) for technical writing every week, but how much is actually spent writing? When I say writing I actually mean developing content, so this includes illustrations, diagrams, publishing etc – whatever goes into the final deliverable.
Do you feel loved? Many of us feel unloved and under-valued. We feel we don’t get the respect we deserve. I hear this on LinkedIn and Facebook: “people don’t respect the efforts I make”. Well, if that’s the case, here are a few ways to get more respect and move into a more rewarding career.