Re: RE: New tech writer employment tips?

Subject: Re: RE: New tech writer employment tips?
From: jmoser -at- lexmark -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 09:59:02 -0400

Glenn wrote:

The problem I forsee: most of the programmer/writer positions seem to
require 3 years experience before they'll even look at you (at least,
that's how it seems up here in the Pacific North Wet) ... so if I
finish this program, will I be employable? :o\

I think many companies post jobs with experience stipulations just to scare away
most entry-level job seekers. I got my first tech writing job with a company
that wanted two years of experience. I got around this by demonstrating my
determination to make a career change (from sales -- ugh!) to tech writing and
by showing that I had taken the time to learn the tools of the trade. I believe
your attitude determines much about how potential employers view you.

Thanks for posting the information about your school. I've wanted to learn some
other languages. I like that these classes approach the languages from a
writer's perspective.



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