RE: Intro

Subject: RE: Intro
From: "Kevin Christy" <kevinchristy -at- socal -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 12:09:17 -0800

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.

Good luck!


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