RE: Career path

Subject: RE: Career path
From: Daniel -dot- Glovier -at- ubsw -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 16:19:45 -0400

Andrew Dugas sed:
> Might I suggest "Technical Communications Manager"? By
> getting "manager" in
> your title, your resume gets a boost and, should you stay
> with your current
> employer, you're well-positioned for future raise negotiations.

In my case, the "manager" bit of my last title turned some people off when I was applying for work as a technical writer/communication specialist/all-around helpful guy. I eventually put together several resumes with and without my managerial title and responsibilities in it. The job I am currently at was the result of a non-managerized resume.

If you're looking to get into management, then by all means push for this. However, if you don't have designs on that, I would be hesitant to put that in my job title.

I understand I might be running a bit scared about this point, but I thought I would share this perspective on the word "manager" and its effect on your resume.

As always, ymmv...

-Dan Glovier

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