Re: Further education required?

Subject: Re: Further education required?
From: Steven Brown <stevenabrown -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 09:33:52 -0700 (PDT)

A few, random thoughts:

- For information about getting a job, a quick search
in Yahoo! or Google will turn up tons of information.
Also, since you mentioned it, Monster has online
resources, too, if you haven't found them already.

- Back in the old days (in the Eighties!), there was a
job search concept known as the "informational
interview," whereby you'd make informal contact with a
professional in your area to meet and discuss the job
and job market. No one talks about that strategy
anymore, but it seems like a good idea to me.

- The advantage you have over the billions of
out-of-work Web designers is salary requirements; you
will not be seeking a high salary as someone with 5 or
10 years experience. Of course everyone with access to
Dreamweaver or Front Page thinks he's a Web designer,
so you'll have to build demo sites that show you're
better than average. That's no simple task!

- Finally, since you've put your questions to a
technical writing listserv, if this is the field in
which you seek employment, familiarize yourself with
other technologies such as database design,
networking, and common programming languages.

Steven Brown
Senior Technical Writer

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