Re: Finding a good job title

Subject: Re: Finding a good job title
From: Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 07:01:20 -0800 (PST)


--- Tracy Boyington <tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org> wrote:
> It could be that tech writers themselves don't necessarily care but they know
> the rest of the world cares. Perhaps, once you've been turned down for a job
> because you haven't been a "senior writer" yet, you decide that since titles
> matter to somebody, they might as well matter to you.
>
> (just a hypothesis; I have neither been there nor done that)

Tracy, you have a good point. That's why I DO make sure to include all relevant
job titles when discussing new positions. Those positions that I've held that
didn't have meaningful (from a TW perspective) titles, I've made sure were
described well enough to allow a reader to know I'm qualified.

And that's the bottom line in job searches and negotiations, to let prospective
client/employers know that I am qualified. Beyond that, it's just so much
noise.


=====
Tom Murrell
Lead Technical Writer
Alliance Data Systems
Columbus, Ohio
mailto:trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com
Personal Web Page - http://home.columbus.rr.com/murrell/

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