Member Services / Jobs
The STC Phoenix Chapter maintains a job bank (that is, a list of local job openings) for job seekers. Each entry in the list is sent to us by area employers or agencies. Job leads will be posted to the Web site typically within a few days after they’re received. They will be deleted from the site after 2 months or when we are notified that the job has been filled.
Please review the Disclaimers, Policies, and Procedures for using the STC Phoenix Chapter job bank.
For Job Seekers
There are currently two ways to obtain our Job Listings:
- Visit our job bank.
- Receive job listing via email (for people with email access, but not internet access). To be added to the email notification list to get any job listings as they are posted to our Web site, send your request to Michelle Parcell. The list names are suppressed to protect everyone’s privacy.
To add a job opening to the job bank, email Michelle Parcell with the information described below. Your job will be posted on our web site and sent to our email list within a week of receipt. Note: STC does not charge to post job openings.
Please include the company or agency name, job title, direct or agency, permanent or contract, duration of contract (if applicable), location of work, job description, skills, experience, education, contact information for resume submittal, rate or salary (or “DOE”), and how you heard about the STC job bank.
At Chapter Meetings: Employers are welcome to attend chapter meetings and network with potential employees. Time is given before the program begins for employers to announce jobs they are seeking employees for. Resumes are also available on a table at the back of the room.
Society Job Bank
At the Society level, STC provides a self-service job leads database for STC job seekers.
Technical Writers to the Rescue
If you are an employer in the Phoenix area looking for contractors or consultants in the technical communications field, you may want to check out our Local Consultant Links page.
Networking at Chapter Meetings
Networking is one of the most important– if not the most important– activities for job-seekers. Even if you’re happy with your job, you should always be looking ahead to the next one.
“Friends, friends of friends, a barber, a neighbor, and former coworkers are often the best resources for job seekers, especially in a market with far more people out of work than job openings, job placement experts say.”
– Kelly Pate, Denver Post
Because the vast majority of job openings are never advertised, job-seekers need to have a network of contacts that can provide support, information, and job leads. Networking is about establishing relationships. It increases your visibility, gives you information, and establishes personal connections.
STC strives to enhance employment opportunities by providing a warm and welcoming networking community.
Judith Gerberg, Director of Gerberg & Co Career Counseling, recommends joining professional organizations (such as STC) and attending at least one activity per month. At its core, networking should be fun. If you seek out people who care about the same things you do, you’ll enjoy networking and won’t view it as a chore.
At Chapter Meetings: Jobseekers are welcome to attend chapter meetings and network with potential employers. Time is given before the program begins for job seekers to introduce themselves and make it known that they are available for employment. Also, bring your resumes and make it available on a table at the back of the room.
Networking through Service
One of the greatest ways to get known in the technical communication community is to volunteer to help run the Phoenix Chapter. Lots of opportunities exist to help out, and when you do, you get to know technical communicators who often hear about employment opportunities from other volunteers before almost anyone else.
The STC Orange County Chapter has compiled a list of STC chapters that have employment pages on their web sites.