Re: I'm taking my marbles and going home...

Subject: Re: I'm taking my marbles and going home...
From: "Doc" <doc -at- vertext -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 15:31:52 -0400

If you are willing to move, as you seem to be, instead of abandoning the
field, look at where hiring continues.

Jobs continue to be posted for the Redmond/Seattle area for the Durham/Tech
Triangle area and for other technology heavy areas.

David 'Doc' Lettvin
"Versatile Text for reusability and globalization"
vox: +1.978.468.1105
fax: +1.775.248.0508

<wordsync -at- swbell -dot- net> wrote in message news:164943 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> Dear Techwhirlers:
> After a year of being out of work, I've come to the end of my rope. I'm
> registered with six or seven temp agencies, and they can't even find me
> work. I'm on, I write killer cover letters, and everyone loves
> my resume, but I've had only three actual interviews during this past
> year. What's the old adage? If everything you've tried isn't working, it's
> time to try something else?
> Anyway, I am planning on moving back to my home state of Alabama, back to
> Mobile, back to my parents. This will allow me to take some courses at the
> University of South Alabama and change my career. I've spent over eleven
> years as an editor/business writer, and the Houston job market doesn't
> seem to need anyone with my background these days. I feel like Jimmy
> Buffet's "A Pirate Looks at Forty"--my chose profession barely exists
> these days.
> I am interested in Web design and writing for the Web. Can any of you
> forecast the upcoming demand for skills in these areas? Will there be a
> demand for these skills? Tools I should know? A better field to try?
> Programming? Testing? I've got to make changes, and I want to ensure my
> future marketability. Any suggestions, words of encouragement, jokes,
> prayers, etc. are appreciated.
> Pat Glass

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