Re: FWD: handling non-tech writing jobs on resume

Subject: Re: FWD: handling non-tech writing jobs on resume
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 10:09:28 -0400


There is no shame in doing honest work to support your family. Don't hide it on your résumé. Just list the dates and the job title and move on. (Everyone knows the market stinks right now.) On the other hand, if you can say something about the innovative contribution you make to the organization, even though the job is at a lower level and out of your field, you may as well include that information.

Every job adds experience--organization politics, working with different people, understanding the audience, learning new skills--so embrace the opportunity. Make lemonade.


Anonymous wants to know:

>If I go
>from Sr. Technical Writer to... say... an office job,
>bank teller, or retail for a while, how do I handle
>it? If you've done this in the past, what did you put
>on your resume. Hiring managers: What would you like
>to see?

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