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The Consulting and Independent Contracting (CIC) Special Interest Group is a group of individuals who provide technical communications services on a contract basis. The group is a mix of people ranging from newcomers to seasoned professionals. The meetings are typically informal with the goal of tapping into the knowledge available in the room. Everyone at the meeting is encouraged to share their ideas and experiences.

February Program

Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Resumes for Results
Presenter: Joanne Meehl

Joanne Meehl of Meehl & Balzotti Career Management Services will present information about preparing and disseminating your contracting resume. She will discuss topics including:
  • The job of a resume: its purpose in life
  • Structure/format that gets read by hiring managers
  • The language: keywords and dealing with screening software
  • Accomplishment statements: essential if you want the interview for the contract
  • The "P-A-R" formula (Or, "SOAR", "STAR")
  • Your resume as an interview tool
  • Cover letters/e-mails

See for Joanne’s web site.

Also on the agenda: Exchanging job leads and job referral sources.

6:30 - 6:50 pm    Mingling and munching
6:50 - 8:30 pm Program
8:30 - 9:00 pm Networking and Q&A

Sheraton Lexington, 727 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02173
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Cost and registration
STC-Boston chapter and Northern New England chapter members    $7
Other STC members and non-members $10

Pre-registration is not required but greatly helps in planning room size, seating, and snacks. Please register online, if possible, before the meeting.

For More Information
Contact , CIC SIG leader.

To receive notices of future meetings, join the CIC SIG Yahoo group, .

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