Skill #13: Getting Your First Job in Technical Communication

All students and recent graduates in technical communication know the feeling: getting your first job can feel overwhelming. Job descriptions list required skills you didn’t know existed; employers ask for certain levels of experience; and that once eager recruiter on LinkedIn just won’t holler back.

In this episode, I chat with Thaddeus Dieken (Tad, for short): recent graduate with a degree in English from Illinois State University and current Technical Writer at Accuray. At 23, Tad understands the challenges students and recent graduates face finding their first job in technical communication and shares tips on how you can land that first gig, including:

  • how to search for jobs

  • how to market yourself

  • how to navigate the workplace