RE: [Techshoret] Campaigning for a job

Subject: RE: [Techshoret] Campaigning for a job
From: "Paula R Stern" <paula -at- writepoint -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 11:40:05 +0200

Hi Rachel,

B'shat Tova! In addition to what you wrote, I would also suggest:

1. A documentation plan: a schedule of what documentation you think the
company will need, a brief outline of each document, and a
time-table...conveniently starting around the time you return and
stretching well into the forseeable future.

2. A list of services you provide in addition to the "standard" tech.
writing (do you proof the interface, are you the English expert that the
programmers and marketing team come to, a letter here, a brochure there,

3. Future plans/dreams: ideas you have for new projects that would fall
under documentation, if times and tool permit (an interactive demo;
materials for the Web, etc.



Paula R. Stern
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-----Original Message-----
From: Tsrouya Rachel-BRT022 [mailto:rachel -at- motorola -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 10:29 AM
To: 'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com'; 'techshoret -at- yahoogroups -dot- com'
Subject: [Techshoret] Campaigning for a job

Hello list peers!

I am curently beginning a three month process of preparing myself to
heavily campaign for my job. I will be leaving on maternity leave soon,
and I understand that when I return in October, I will have until December
to convince my current employer that he needs me. I am the only technical
writer here, which you might think would make my campaign easier, but no.
So, in other words, I have my maternity leave time to take advantage of,
prior to meetings with management in order to organize my thoughts and

Currently I am:
Writing a style guide for the department - the engineers are responsible
for a large portion of documentation and are expected to write in good
English style, therefore I believe that the style guide can show my
initiative and concern for good documentation

Creating a portfolio -- to show what I've done here, and also just in case

Collecting emails of "thank-yous" and "good jobs" to show that the
engineers need and appreciate me.

What else can I do in your opinion to prepare for the upcoming campaign?
What kind of tools (in other words, weapons) should I bring with me when I
approach management in Oct./Nov.?

Thanks for your advice,

Rachel Tsrouya
N2CS Division
Motorola Israel, Ltd.
Shoham-Aminadav Building, First Floor
Fax: 972-3-5684365
MIRS: 972-57-236061

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