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Writers, You Need a Portfolio Site. Yes, You Do.

Anne Hurley November 15, 2016

We all know that designers, illustrators, UX designers, animators, and everyone else who makes a living creating impactful, beautiful visuals needs a portfolio site. They want to be able to show the breadth and depth of the kinds of...

The Winding Path to My Career in Tech Writing, Content Strategy, and UX

Pam Mandel September 12, 2016

My gig-based career in technical writing, user experience architecture, and content strategy keeps me busy. I’m currently deep in a website redesign for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, have recent story assignments for the San Francisco Chronicle, Sunset Magazine,...

Mastering Video Interviews on Skype or Google Hangouts

Katelyn Reilly May 23, 2016

At Steyer, we’ve seen video interviews — usually using Skype or Google Hangouts — skyrocket in popularity with our clients over the last few years. If you haven’t yet been asked to do a video interview with a hiring...

Dear Recruiter: How Do I Turn Down a Job Offer I’ve Already Accepted?

Marybeth Redmond March 22, 2016

Editor’s Note: We’re kicking off a new series on Dear Recruiter is an advice column in which our Director of Talent, Marybeth Redmond, answers your burning recruiting questions with all the expertise of her 20+ years in recruiting behind her. Email...

Resume Formatting for Senior-Level Professionals

Deborah Jay March 2, 2016

A manager once told me that the best way to write a resume is to first write it and then set it on fire. Whatever you can read before it turns into ash is how much a hiring manager...

Job Search Tools in Today’s Market

Katelyn Reilly February 11, 2016

When you’re looking for work, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the job search tools available– and it’s easy to get discouraged if you don’t land a job right away. In this interview, Steyer’s Director of Talent, Marybeth Redmond,...

The Technical Writing Field in 2016: Finding Satisfying Jobs

Teresa Goertz February 8, 2016

Editor’s note: As tech comm newcomer Leigh Anderson explores the world of technical writing with her essays on, we’ve asked former Steyer consultant and senior tech writer Teresa Goertz to follow along and respond Leigh’s installments as a coach,...

How to Format Your Resume: Chronological vs. Skills-Based Resumes

Katelyn Reilly January 28, 2016

Working on your resume? First things first: Decide how you’re going to organize all of your information. Corral your work history and qualifications in a way that’s easy for hiring managers and recruiters to scan, familiar, visually attractive, and...

Your Guide to Creating a Modern Resume

Katelyn Reilly January 28, 2016

Your resume is usually among the first impressions you’ll make on a recruiter or a hiring manager. We see dozens a day at Steyer, and the difference between a dated, confusing resume and a sharp, appealing one is like...

Finding My Place in the Technical Writing Field

Leigh Anderson January 28, 2016

Editor’s Note: Leigh Anderson is a staff writer at, author of The Games Bible, and a freelance writer intrigued by the possibilities of the world of technical writing. Follow her journey over the next months, here on

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