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An article by Dennis McCarthy entitle "When it's your turn to ask a question". When it's your turn to ask a question
Notes from the November 4, 2003 talk by Janis Ramey titled "Networking is not a dirty word." Networking is not a dirty word
A paper by Janis Ramey entitled "Smart Job Searching". Note that this file is large - about 1.5 Megabytes. Smart Job Searching
Notes from the August 12, 2003 talk by Janis Ramey on "The Surprise Interview". The Surprise Interview
Three articles by Janis Ramey that are essential for the job hunter:
  • "Cover Letters"
  • "Writing a Results-Oriented Resume"
  • "Networking Basics"
Cover Letters
Writing a Results-Oriented Resume
Networking Basics
The handout for the July 15, 2003 talk by Bill Novak titled "Doing Targeted Company Research on the Internet" Doing Targeted Company Research on the Internet
A paper by Chuck Lanigan entitled "Education and Training for Knowledge Workers" Education and Training for Knowledge Workers
"CareerLink/Job Centers is Southwestern PA" A document by Tess Kirchner presented at the June 17, 2003 Workquest meeting. Career Centers
"Writing Samples and Other Portfolio Materials" A document by Janis Ramey presented at the June 3, 2003 Workquest meeting. Writing Samples
A summary of Shelle Taylor's June 9, 2003 talk on "Presenting Yourself at a Job Fair." Presenting Yourself at a Job Fair
Two documents from Nancy Ott's June 3, 2003 talk on portfolios and presentations. Creating a Portfolio.
Portfolio Tips
The resource list from Dennis McCarthy's talk on April 3, 2003, concerning Job Interview Questions. Job Interview Questions
Notes from the March 11, 2003 talk by Glen Schillo concerning the Advice/Informational interview. Glen Schillo Handouts
A copy of the notes from Joyce Hall's talk on personal job search web sites, given on January 29 and continued on February 4, 2003. Joyce Hall Web Site notes

A letter of encouragement from Jim McCarty for when times get bad.

Letter of Encouragement

A report from the WorkQuest™ session at the Region 4 meeting.

Region 4 report

The article "Networking...and Your ROI" presented by James McCarty at the November 5, 2002 meeting.

Networking Article

The handouts from the STC Region 4 conference.

Handouts

An amusing article from Janis Ramey on how to make your home office sound like the real thing.

Make your home sound like an active office

The Job Search checklist from Janis Ramey. This information was presented at the October 22, 2002 meeting.

Job Search Checklist

Notes from the October 15, 2002 WorkQuest™ meeting led by Tod Pike. The topic was "Helpful Hints for Job Searching on the Internet".

Helpful Hints for Job Searching on the Internet

An article from an on-line newsletter giving tips on writing effective cover letters. Some good points on an often overlooked item.

Cover Letters that Work!

A copy of the handout from the October 8, 2002 WorkQuest™ meeting, led by Jane Duffy of Work in Faith. The topic of the talk was Keeping Productive in Your Job Search.

Keeping Productive in Your Job Search

Notes from the October 1,2002 WorkQuest™ meeting, led by Marsha White and Dennis McCarthy on using headhunters.

Headhunters

An article that appeared in the September 20, 2002 print edition of the Pittsburgh Business Times that describes WorkQuest™ and the role of technical writers. Profiles of several members are included.

Pittsburgh Business Times article

An article by Mary Ann Pike that appears in the October 2002 issue of the STC Blue Pencil (published by the Pittsburgh STC Chapter) entitled New WorkQuest Group Provides Practical Help for Job-Seekers. This article provides the minutes of the first few meetings, and gives a background of what WorkQuest™ is all about.

STC Blue Pencil article

An article about WorkQuest™ that appeared in the September 2002 Blue Pencil (a publication of the Pittsburgh STC chapter).

Blue Pencil Article

An article by Janis Ramey entitled "Three Secrets to Successful Freelancing".

Ramey Article

A talk by Diane Bosse Mathis presented at the September 10 WorkQuest™ meeting entitled "Psychological and Emotional Coping Skills". Note that this is a PDF file - you will need Adobe Acrobat to read it. If you do not have Acrobat, please see the "Software of Value" link to the left.

Psychological and Emotional Coping Skills
Last Updated: March 15, 2007

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