RE: looking for sample TW resumes

Subject: RE: looking for sample TW resumes
From: "Harry Bacheler" <hbacheler -at- geo -dot- census -dot- gov>
To: "R Greenberg" <roxanne_98 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 12:38:44 -0500


I am sure that you have done quite a bit of writing as a software engineer.

What types of docs did you write: Proposals, requirements specs, functional
descriptions, help stuff, training materials?

I did all of those and more.

Reslant your resume to emphasize the different types of documents
you wrote in support of your 'primary' job.

I have a resume that is not 'oriented to tech writing' but covers
the full range of things that I can do. "Jack of all trades, master of

I get the question "I see you have done some writing, are you
interested in the opportunity that I have?"

As a tech writer you HAVE to wear many hats.
Your resume describes the hats.

I have put into my resume "Documentation Specialist" and have
gotten a good deal of interest, because I understand "Documents".

Harry M. Bacheler, Jr.
VGS, Inc.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-techwr-l-20951 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-20951 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of R Greenberg
> Sent: Thursday, 23 March, 2000 03:38 PM
> Subject: looking for sample TW resumes
> Hi,
> Another job hunt-related question from me. I think I'm
> almost done asking them. :)
> ... snip, snip ...
> I do know how to write a resume - I've written many in
> my past life as a software engineer. But this will be
> the first time I've written one with actual tech
> writing experience,

.. snip, snip ...
> Last, if anyone would be willing to send me a sample
> of their resume, I'd really appreciate that.
> Thanks!
> Roxanne
> roxanne_98 -at- yahoo -dot- com

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