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The STC was very useful in finding jobs before web sites such as
Craig's List, LinkedIn, and salary.com started offering similar and
better services for free.
I hear that some local chapters' meetings are still great places to
network, but I don't think any of those chapters require STC
membership to attend.
On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 6:50 AM, Robart, Kay <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov> wrote:
> I can't speak to the certification, because that's a relatively new offering (although I was around STC for years while they were arguing about it), but I would disagree with Peter's first statement. Although I got my first job in editing and writing because of my English degrees, after that, STC was a fairly important factor in many of my succeeding jobs. I saw the comments on my resume after I was hired for my third job, which was really more of a technical-writing position than the others had been, and next to the STC membership was written "Yes!" so I'm sure there was some effect there. I got several later job interviews at least partly because people knew me from STC.
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> STC seems to have no impact on how anybody gets hired....
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