Using Side Gigs to Get to Your Next Gig with Todd DeLuca

Using Side Gigs to Get to Your Next Gig

You hear a lot about side gigs or side work these days. How can you leverage and turn this kind of work into a competitive advantage or potential promotion? Join Todd as he defines what side work is (and isn’t), explores the benefits of a side gig, and shows how to identify interesting side work that can potentially transition you to your next opportunity.

Presentation Description:
Perhaps you have been in the same position for a while and want to try something different. Side work can be a smart and low risk way to move the career needle. In this session, we will demonstrate the benefits of side work, review some relevant examples, and identify how to find engaging work that you can do without sacrificing your day job or personal life. In this session, Todd will engage the audience in discussion as he shares stories and examples of side work that can improve your skills, grow your network, and expand your visibility so that you remain current and relevant in today’s competitive and quickly changing workplace.

Todd’s Biography:

Todd DeLuca (@techcommtodd) has over 15 years of experience as a technical writer and manager. An active volunteer and contributor to the profession, he is a remote-based worker and passionate about working side gigs to learn, advance, and meet new people. His professional background includes graphic design, editing, client communication, and software development documentation. Todd is an STC Associate Fellow, with activities including Intercom magazine contributor, Conference Chair of STC Summit, and Philadelphia Metro Chapter president. Todd has a Master degree in technical and scientific communication from Miami University (Ohio) and speaks at various regional and national conferences.

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This year’s conference is held from Sunday, March 25 through Tuesday, March 27 at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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