10. Ross Squire & Donna Timpone: Your Annual Career Tune-Up (May 10, 2012)

Ross Squire and Donna Timpone present: Your Annual Career Tune-Up

Ross Squire and Donna Timpone

Your Annual Career Tune-Up

May 10, Thursday

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Networking/Refreshments

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Presentation - LIVE and VIRTUAL

    • What are the new trends in the technical communications, training and user experience marketplace?

    • Is your current position or skill set aligned with these trends?

    • Is your current position consistent with your short and long-term career goals and objectives?

    • What new roles and responsibilities do you need to acquire to move your career forward?

    • Are you current with the latest trends?

Many of us, so consumed with work and extracurricular activities, drift through our careers without being mindful of its direction. We stick to the same tools and approaches without considering what else might be available. The challenge for all of us is to design a career that is fulfilling, rewarding and resilient to changes in the marketplace. In order to do this, it is important to be aware of “wasting” energy on the wrong things- like co-worker’s negativity and executive political games.

During the presentation, Ross Squire, President of KnowledgeStaff and Donna Timpone, Owner/Career Coach of User Edge Technical Personnel will offer suggestions for reinvigorating yourself in the workplace so that you can design resilient, pro-active and fulfilling careers and will provide some tools and advice for taking control of your career. Based on their knowledge of the marketplace, they will share their perspective on what you should have in your toolkit.


Thomson Reuters

195 Broadway/Fulton

New York, NY 10007

Room # TBA

Contact # (917)-312-1567

WEB Link will be sent 1 day before the meeting for virtual participants.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to bring a picture ID to show security at the main entrance. You must RSVP and be on the list at security. No walk-ins will be allowed.


Please REGISTER EARLY. Deadline for registration is May 9. All events are available Virtually. WEB link for Virtual participants will be sent 1 day before the events.

Register for May 10 Meeting - Ross Squire/Donna Timpone

May 10 Meeting (STC Member) - $20.00

May 10 Meeting (Related Org.) - $20.00

May 10 Meeting (Non-Member) -$40.00

May 10 virtual Meeting (Member) - $10.00

May 10 Virtual Meeting (Related Org) -$10.00

May 10 Virtual Meeting (Non-Member)-$15.00

NOTE: All registrations are transferable but non-refundable

About Donna Timpone and Ross Squire

Donna Timpone is the Owner of UserEdge Technical Personnel, Inc., one of the leading documentation and training staffing/consulting firms in the area and has been in business for over 20 years. UserEdge provides expert technical writers, instructional designers and user experience professionals in the NY Metro area. Donna now uses her 20+ years of expertise as a Usability Engineer and user interface consultant to help clients meet their staffing needs. She knows the skills required to plan, design, and develop usable documentation, training, websites, and more. Donna also works closely with candidates in finding jobs that meet both their personal and business needs. She listens to candidate's goals and provides individual career counseling. Anyone who has worked with Donna knows that she is genuinely interested in helping people find the right job. "Finding the right job helps people balance the priorities in their life." Donna is a former President of the NY METRO Chapter of the Society for Technical Communications. In this position she connected to over 500 top technical writers in the New Jersey , New York, and Pennsylvania area.

To contact Donna, email donna@useredge.com

Ross Squire is the President of KnowledgeStaff. Ross has been involved in the technical communications and learning content development industry for more than twenty-five years. At various points in his career, Ross has been responsible for overseeing Recruitment and Staffing, Marketing, Sales, and Project Direction functions. Ross is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to career development and the technical communications and Learning and Development industries.

To contact Ross, email rsquire@knowledgestaff.com or read his blog: http://learningcareers.blogspot.com.