RE: "not technical enough"

Subject: RE: "not technical enough"
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l digest recipients <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 10:30:37 -0700

Crescent Enterprise <cres -at- cres -dot- com> wrote:

>There's another consideration to this thread that's not gotten much
>attention -- the needs of the employer. Some employers can't wait for the
>learning curve of an applicant, as bright and promising as the applicant
>might seem.
>
>Sometimes the unwillingness to risk dealing with the timing of a learning
>curve reflects realism on the part of the company - they simply want a
>certain skill set in short order because they recognize that they don't
>have the resources for training, in terms of time or available expertise.
>I've seen unrealistic companies bring on unqualified applicants and the
>results are painful for everyone.

All true.

However, companies also need to realize that, in this job market,
finding a writer with the right technical knowledge can take
months. Companies may be better off hiring less knowledgable
writers who can train themselves than waiting for a perfect fit.
That way, they at least know what progress is being made. Sorting
through resumes, all they'll know is that the work isn't being
done.

--
Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com | Tel: 604.421.7189

"You poor take courage, you rich take care,
This world was made a common treasury for everyone to share,
All things in common, all people in one,
'We come in peace' - the order came to cut them down."
- Leon Rosselson, "The World Turned Upside Down"




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