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 in achieving our goals!
What's Rumie? We're a tech nonprofit 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 the same 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!
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 🔊server-events voice channel at the time of the club to chat!
We have a recurring Byte Club each week and sometimes have extra pop-up sessions.
To see all upcoming Byte Club sessions check out our events page, and see past Byte Club post-session notes in the #📚byte-club channel.
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 Byte Clubs and events to connect participants in real time
✅ A chance to win prizes for participating
For info about any upcoming challenges check out our events page and browse past challenge channels in the 💪Challenge Yourself section on Discord!
Speaker Events And Workshops
We're all about knowledge-sharing in the community and sometimes it helps to hear someone experienced talk about a topic or guide you through how to do something. 👂 It's also a great opportunity to ask questions!
A few sessions we've hosted in the past include:
To see all upcoming speaker and workshop sessions check out our events page, and find conversations and resources in the #🎤server-events-chat channel.
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-feedback channel)
🎁 Share Bytes that resonated with you or to support a community member
👍 Attend events and respond to post-event questionnaires
🙌 Vote on potential Byte topics you'd like to see on Rumie Learn
🔎 Attend focus groups and directly influence the direction of Rumie Learn
💌 Invite your friends or others in your life who could benefit from joining
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?
Share a problem they have encountered
Post their resume for review
Read the Job Search Bootcamp channel
Go to a Byte club about interview prep
Rumie is also a fun, safe space to just hang out! Other things you can do in the community:
🤪 Post cute animal pics, relatable GIFs, and funny memes
🌱 Share your outdoor adventures in nature
💋 Think up silly "would you go on a second date with someone who..." scenarios
🎮 Join us for the monthly Rumie Community Mixer to chat and play a chill game
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.
Join Our Community
Connect with other motivated learners that are switching their social media time to Rumie.
This Byte has been authored by
Community Animator at Rumie