Re: Happy news!

Subject: Re: Happy news!
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 12:49:34 -0500

Congratulations, Martha!

Glad everything worked out so well for you. Hope your new job is a dream come

Jo Byrd

M Silverspring wrote:

> Last month I wrote to this list, depressed because I'd been laid off from my
> first formal tech writing job
> after only 11 months.
> I just got a job! What happened? How did I do it?
> Well, I took the advice I got here on this list. I sent my resume to
> and a couple of other boards. I also sent it to every single job that seemed
> like a possibility. Each resume was attached to an email cover letter that
> described the skills I had that made me a fit for the job.
> I went to STC meetings and networked. In all my contacts I was upbeat,
> positive, and enthusiastic, even if I didn't feel that way. Boy was that hard
> sometimes.
> Finally my dream company called me in for an interview. In the group interview
> with the writers, one of them pointed out an error I'd made in my index
> entries. I was mortified. I'd had my samples vetted several times, how could
> this have happened? I blushed purple, and thanked the man for his comments.
> Later I felt I'd blown it, but I sent thank you notes to all the people with
> whom I'd met.
> Two days later they offered me the job, with an increase in salary.
> Thanks to all you cool people here, and your helpful hints.


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