Technical Communicators of Florida and Beyond,
It’s that time of year again! Not just me being another year older (the novelty’s really wearing off now), but also our chapter’s Annual Employment Panel!
It doesn’t matter what stage of your schooling or career you are in. A little free career and employment advice is never a bad thing, right? You never know when it might come in handy. So with that in mind, I think I should let the three panelists’ bios do most of the talking:
Stephanie Young has been a technical communicator for 13 years. She graduated from UCF in 2003 with an English—Creative Writing BA and a minor in Studio Art. In fact, she started right out of college at Lockheed Martin on Lake Underhill as an illustrator. Now she manages 16 technical writing team members on 27 different contracts for the Air Force and government customers. Stephanie has also been a program manager in charge of an Army contact for technical publications and training, and she worked in configuration management for AT&T Government Solutions. She is a certified Army instructor who has routinely performed training for soldiers and reservists.
Scott Dorsett has been in Central FL since 1993, since graduating from UF (Go Gators!) He has worked in staffing/direct placement/recruiting since 1999. A major focus of his recruiting since 2007 has been in IT, though he continues to recruit in almost all areas including administrative, accounting, marketing, sales, and teaching. Scott has been with Riptide Software for 3 years, where he handles recruiting, most HR functions, and some account management.
Matthew Carlisle is a seasoned and successful veteran of the recruiting profession with over 6 years of experience specializing in permanent and temporary staffing at mid, upper, and executive levels. His experience spans multiple industries, but is primarily focused in professional and technical skill-sets. Most of his clients are located in the Southeast, but he’s partnered with clients and candidates from across the globe. He takes an active approach to recruiting, and he especially values having exclusive and long-term relationships with candidates and clients. Matthew believes the “art” of recruiting lies in building open and honest relationships.
Also in this issue: Debra Johnson brings a strong case against the continued use of PDFs in tech comm. Check it out!
Manager, Communications Committee