RE: Is the job market really *that* bad? (long)

Subject: RE: Is the job market really *that* bad? (long)
From: Maggie Secara <MSecara -at- NILS -dot- COM>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 15:13:30 -0700

It depends on where you are. I have way more than 7 years experience, a
good portfolio, and I'm even nice to have around, and there are still only a
handful tech writing jobs of any kind in the whole greater Los Angeles area.
A few more if you include Orange Country (which at a 2-hour 1-way commute, I

You can't qualify for jobs that aren't there.

Just the view from my garret, I realize.

Maggie Secara
~Every form of refuge has its price.

-----Original Message-----
From: bmpage [mailto:bmpage -at- mediaone -dot- net]
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2001 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: Is the job market really *that* bad? (long)

Currently being thown into the job market.... I can say that if you have 6
years experience, you're pretty well off. If you have less than that, it is
tough. Although I have over four years tech writing, I'm still running into
the same problems I was four years ago - being up against people with more
experience. Heck, I just got a "don't let the front door hit you on the
backside" after standing in line for 2 hours to talk to Boeing today because
they were looking for 7 1/1 years plus and wouldn't even talk to anyone with
less than that.



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