Speaking of specific job requirements...

Subject: Speaking of specific job requirements...
From: "Darren Barefoot" <darren -dot- barefoot -at- capeclear -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 10:21:32 -0000

I just received the following job listing (for Vancouver, Canada), and
was struck by the requirements. Now, generally I'll apply for a job if I
only have some or most of the skill set. However, the way they've
phrased it here ("only applicants with the following") would discourage
me from doing so. That's if I was currently looking for a job anyway.

They're really draining the potential applicant pool when they're
looking for someone with AutoCAD, a university degree and Doc-To-Help.
That combination has got to be pretty obscure. Additionally, most
writers I know with more than 5 years experience prefer to call
themselves "Senior". Thanks. DB.

Intermediate Technical Writer (full-time)

Job Description:

A rapidly growing CAD Applications Development Company is looking for a
highly skilled, motivated and efficient Technical Writer. Only
applicants with the following will be considered:
- AutoCAD or MicroStation CAD programs experience
- A university degree
- At least 5 years experience in writing technical documents,
including software documentation
- Experience with desktop publishing and image manipulation
software such as Photoshop or Paintshop Pro
- Experience creating online help files from Word documents with

Candidates with any of the following experience will be given extra

- Civil Engineering or roadway design
- Web site development and maintenance

Now's a great time to buy RoboHelp! You'll get SnagIt screen capture
software and a $200 onsite training voucher FREE when you buy RoboHelp
Office or RoboHelp Enterprise. Hurry, this offer expires February 28, 2002. www.ehelp.com/techwr

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