RE: certificates and the current job market

Subject: RE: certificates and the current job market
From: Barry Kieffer <Barry -dot- Kieffer -at- worldwidepackets -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 16:30:44 -0800


I don't think anybody ever suffered from learning too much. Even if you are
a senior technical writer with many years of experience, you can always
learn "something" by taking classes and earning a certificate. Some
employers love certificates. To them it shows that you have pursued an
education in a specific field.

Investing time and money in yourself and your career is a good thing.

To me, a certificate is meaningless: You went to classes and did not fail
every one. To others a certificate is very important. Therefore it can not
hurt to have a certificate. Forget about the dummies like me who do not
care, and get the certificate for the people who do care and will hire you
because you spent the time and money earning that certificate. Either way,
by attending technical writing classes you will come out ahead.

Best of luck Ellen!

Ellen Vanrenen wrote:

>I wonder if investing time and money (both in short supply) in any of these
>certificates would be of use in the job market? Would be of use to me here?


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