Certification, was Re: real tech writers?

Subject: Certification, was Re: real tech writers?
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 09:35:02 -0700 (PDT)


Let's try this for the fourth time...

> Further, I feel like the effort needed to pursue the degree helps
> legitimize me in the eyes of others. Do the additional
> letters help when I'm looking for a position? You better believe
> it. Does that sound harsh? Maybe, but that's life in the
> big city around here.

In my previous post, I mentioned the topic of certification and in
this post "additional letters" after a name is discussed. I'd like to
touch on this subject.

In my previous field, there was a professional designation call
"Certified Records Manager", or CRM (http://www.icrm.org/). My
girlfriend is a condominium property manager, and in her fields,
there is an association called "Community Associations Institute",
or CAI (http://www.caionline.org/about/designations.cfm).

I know from direct experience that having either of these
designations after your name is of interest by those in the industry
and they do result in greater employment possibilities. Argue with me
if you will, it doesn't matter. The certifications ARE of value and
the reason they are is because their respective associations have
educated their respective industry why they are of value, which is
comething that STC has not.

These associations do nothing to bar people from any field from
joining and in no way do they require college degrees...my
girlfriend's degree is in psychology. They are simply there to assure
those who want to use someone, that they've met certain minimum
criteria.

Comments?


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