RE: Career path

Subject: RE: Career path
From: "Andrew Dugas" <dugas -at- intalio -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 16:28:12 -0700


Maybe, but he seems to be a department of one. (Some managers do "do.") One
might also infer that he is managing the technical communication content.

And besides, it was just a suggestion. More importantly, I urge him to avoid
having the term "specialist" in his job title as it suggests a less
complicated/advanced position than the one he is actually holding.


> Andrew Dugas wrote:
> > In my experience in the job market, the term "Technical
> Communication
> > Specialist" has referred to a sub-Junior Technical Writer
> position. That
> > could be particular to my own limited experience.
> >
> > 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.
> >
>
> This seems very misleading to me. In standard parlance,
> the word "manager" in a job title implies that the job
> responsibilities include managing other employees


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References:
Re: Career path: From: Janice Gelb

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