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Christine -dot- Anameier -at- seagate -dot- com wrote:
> It drives me nuts. It took me several months to break into tech
> writing--with various other writing experience on my resume--in part
> because employers wanted someone who already "had Frame," "knew RoboHelp,"
> etc. (Learning RoboHelp on the job, once I finally got a break, took an
> afternoon.) To add insult to injury, I've often been told that having been
> trained in the tool is insufficient--they want to see that you've used it
> on the job. Catch-22...
For what it's worth, I've heard coders complain of the same problem:
they're asked about their experience with a particular compiler or
set of tools, even though anyone with experience can quickly
transfer skills from one tool to another.
Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
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