Career transitions in techcomm – join STC’s Roundtable

We’re very excited to announce a Firehead takeover of the STC Roundtables this month to help technical communicators understand their future career options and how they can apply their skills in the wider market of digital communications and beyond. The learning sessions start this week!

The Covid-19 lockdown has brought it home to many of us that work is changing and that we need to adapt to secure our futures. There has never been a better time to get your plans in place and reshape, rethink, and reformat your skills ready for the future of work.

We’ll be discussing what is changing, career transition options, desirable skills and more in Career Transitions in Technical Communication. The STC’s June roundtables curator is Firehead’s own founder and managing director, CJ Walker, who will be providing insight on how to leverage your current and future skills to move your techcomm career forward.

Each week for four weeks, she will be providing new roundtable content online – via a webinar, article, panel discussion and expert interview – exploring answers to the following:

  • What will content development be like in 10-20 years? What will change? What do you need to learn and do to stay relevant?
  • What can you do with your existing technical communication skills to move your career forward?
  • What are your options either within the field or transitioning into another one using the skills you have in your portfolio?
  • How do you leverage the skills you have?
  • What new skills do you need to acquire to fill the gaps?
  • And where is technical communication going in the new age of AI?

It’s going to be a busy month! Scroll down to sign up for access to this content.

About CJ Walker

CJ Walker, Firehead founderCJ is the founder and managing director of Firehead, a recruitment and training consultancy working across Europe in digital communications. Through Firehead, she recruits and trains talent in technical communications, digital content management and strategy, and works to help content professionals develop the skills necessary to move into the age of AI.

A Cajun-Swede now settled in France, CJ’s academic background is in linguistics. Her professional career spans technical communications, instructional design, data intelligence and digital communications.

She is a member of the board of the Information 4.0 Consortium and the International Manager for the ISTC. She is past-president of TCEurope and of the TransAlpine chapter of the STC.

She has a passion for metadata and semantic technologies that make her happy to finally be able to apply linguistic theory to the real world and real clients. She works in English, French, Swedish and Sign Language.

You can read more about CJ on our About Firehead page.

How to access this content

You don’t have to be a member of the STC to access this content but it helps as you get discounted access of nearly 50%. Plus, our Gold members receive free access to all STC Roundtable content.

Non-members can also subscribe to roundtable content on payment of a subscription fee.

We think it is well worth joining if you work in techcomm as there is a different curator for each month, each sharing their own expertise and providing content around a key topic.

Click to view the STC Roundtable subscription offer details.



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