We had another fun gathering last night at The End Cafe on Commercial. Each of us shared our experiences (pros and cons) of working for agencies in Vancouver and most people seem to have positive things to say. There was a consensus in our group that tech writing work in Vancouver could be slowing slightly, but that it is still remains quite healthy. We spoke about the necessity of having a “30-second elevator pitch” for prospective clients/networking events and we agreed that we will “trade” pitches and evaluate at our next gathering. We also talked about using Linked-In as a networking tool.
Question of the evening: Are BBQs better than job fairs for finding the next gig?
General action items arising:
* Preparation of “reserve” program topic for speaking events
* Use of on-line surveys to keep in touch with membership
* Agenda for Fall AGM - opportunity for membership to meet chapter executive
Tuesday, August 12th is the tentative date for next contractors meeting at The End Cafe. Bring your elevator pitch.