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 mini-lesson 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 (someone will welcome you) and go from there!
Explore more channels
Here are just a few of the other channels that you'll find and what you might chat about:
#new-bytes ➡ get notified of the latest on Rumie and chat with Byte authors
#question-of-the-day ➡ check back daily for a new conversation inspired by a Byte
#general-forum ➡ start conversations on topics that interest you
Job app help
#resume-help ➡ get help with your resume (block out your personal details first!)
#cover-letter-help ➡ same, just with cover letters
#reminders ➡ set reminders for yourself to stay on track
🔊pomodoro-bot ➡ use the bot to start a timed Pomodoro session
Bytes are just a starting point for learning about a topic. At Byte Club 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 👤events-stage channel at the time of the meeting to chat!
We have recurring Byte Club sessions twice weekly and sometimes have extra pop-up sessions. They might be on topics such as lifelong learning, mental wellness, and even Pride!
See past Byte Club post-session notes in the #byte-club channel!
Rumie and Chill
We'll periodically fire up the events stage for a casual voice chat called "Rumie and Chill". They are spontaneous, so keep an eye out!
Come on by to:
Introduce yourself and meet other server members 👋
Ask questions about Discord and how it works ❓
Get info on volunteering with Rumie, or about Rumie in general 🦉
Get support for a problem you're working on 💖
You are also welcome to use the Lounge voice channel 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
🎁 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 author Rumie Bytes or server volunteer to engage with members
⭐ 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.
Your feedback matters to us.
This Byte helped me better understand the topic.