Re: advice for the job hunt

Subject: Re: advice for the job hunt
From: "MMdeaton" <mmdeaton -at- mmdeaton -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 05:04:44 -0700

Depending on what field you have been working in, you may be a victim of the
dot gones. When companies are laying off permanent staff, it is harder for
contractors to get work and the pool of contractors grows to include all of
those people who got laid off. NY Times reports the jobless rate is the
highest it has been in nine years. Gone are the days when most competent
technical writers could get a job before the inkjet ink was dry on their

Time to get creative. Maybe you need to go back to the old cold calling
trick. Get the names of hiring managers around time and start calling them
directly. If nothing else, you get a list of names.

Mary Deaton
(206) 323-0701
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