Ever catch yourself thinking:
"Is my resume actually formatted well?" 🤔
"Did I say the wrong thing in my interview last week?" 😓
"How can I adapt my time management plan for online school?" 😐
Look no further: there's a community of learners ready to welcome you! The Rumie community (hosted on Discord) is for just that: supporting each other on career and life skills topics you may not have learned in school!
What's Rumie? We're a tech nonprofit and charity on a mission to make learning accessible with our free virtual library of Bytes. More on Rumie here.
What's a Byte? A ~5 minute learning experience about soft skills: you're reading one right now! Bytes always include suggestions on how to take action in real life. More on Bytes here.
Not sure how Discord works? There's a Byte for that too!
Get Support From The Community
The Rumie community is a space to connect with other people facing similar challenges as you, and others who have been through it before and can provide advice.
You're not alone in feeling:
Overwhelmed by your job search 😩
Lost when it comes to managing your time ⌚
Unsure of how to respond to awkward social situations 🤔
Tell the community what you need help with and someone will help you find your bearings, or come by to observe and offer others support.
Start in the #general channel in the Discord server to introduce yourself and go from there!
Lunch & Learn
Bytes are just a starting point for learning about a topic. At Lunch & Learn we discuss a featured Byte every week: kind of like a book club, only bite-sized! 📚🤏
To participate all you need to do is:
Read the featured Byte (~5 minutes)
Come to the 🔊server-events voice channel at the time of the meeting to chat!
We have recurring Lunch & Learn sessions each week and sometimes have extra pop-up sessions.
See past Lunch & Learn post-session notes in the #lunch-and-learn channel!
While Bytes are great for independent learning, sometimes you just need to hear someone else go through the topic with you. 💡
Workshops are run by server administrators: we take a few Bytes from the library as resources and expand on them with additional guidance on how to tackle that particular skill. We'll always allow time for questions so you can get the most out of the workshop!
For example, at our Ask for an Informational Interview workshop we go over:
What exactly is an informational interview?
How can you go about asking for one?
How do you prepare if they say yes?
Some example templates are provided during the session, and these Bytes were suggested as further reading:
While Rumie staff and community members have great advice to give, sometimes we like to tag in an expert! 🤩
A few Coffee Chat sessions we've hosted in the past include:
Periodically we'll host a challenge for the community! Some that we have hosted in the past are the Job Search Bootcamp and Digital Mindfulness Challenge.
During a challenge (usually 1 week long) you can expect:
✅ A theme to help you grow a skill and get support from the community while you do it
✅ A channel in the Discord server dedicated to discussion about that specific challenge
✅ Daily prompts posted in the channel to guide your growth
✅ Related Lunch & Learn sessions and events to connect participants in real-time
✅ Follow-ups post-challenge to check in on how you're doing
Sometimes you just need to chat it out! We'll periodically fire up the 🔊Lounge as a Community Drop-in session. They are spontaneous so keep an eye out!
Come on by to:
Introduce yourself and meet the server admin 👋
Ask questions about Discord and how it works ❓
Get info on volunteering with Rumie, or about Rumie in general 🦉
Chat via voice about your resume or other career struggles 📝
You are also welcome to use the Lounge any time with fellow community members if you want to take your text chat to voice!
Shape The Community
We want this to be a community that works for YOU! To shape the community:
👩🏫 Ask questions and learn from fellow community members
🧐 Offer up your own expertise (eg. review resumes in the #💼resume-help channel)
🎁 Share Bytes that resonated with you or to support a community member
📅 Attend events and give us your feedback
👍 Suggest server features and Byte topics you'd like to see
💌 Invite your friends or others in your life who could benefit from joining
🔥 Volunteer with Rumie as a Learning Designer to directly influence the direction of Rumie Learn
⭐ Bump and rate the server on Disboard (the public Discord search engine)
Jules is in the midst of a lengthy job search. They could use some help so they joined the Rumie community and introduced themselves. What could they do next?
If you're reading this Byte you are already part of the Rumie community! Members of the community use Bytes from the Rumie Learn library as a starting point for conversations and to share in response to others' questions.
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- Discord Member
This Byte has been authored by
Community Manager at Rumie