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Welcome, Mike! To the list, I mean. Not the ranks of the unemployed. ;)
You're coming into a tough market, but that's true of all tech jobs. While
looking, keep in mind that the likelihood is in the range of 80-90% that
your next job will come from your personal network, and not from an ad or a
recruiter. Immediately pump your network for info, and add more people to
I go to the job boards on the *off* chance that I might apply for an
advertised job and get it. If that was my only way of getting business, I'd
be in dire straits.
My strategy, were I you, would be to put together resumes tailored to your
skills (i.e. one for engineering, one for tech writing, etc.) and grab the
first full-time position that you can get. Ride out the slump, (probably
another 6-12 months) then look again at your leisure as you build up your
education on the side.
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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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