RE: funny job postings redux

Subject: RE: funny job postings redux
From: "Andrew Dugas" <dugas -at- intalio -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 08:59:56 -0700

I meant to add that a portion of those motorheads are likely to work in tech
pubs and possess most or all of the tech comm skills cited in the ad.

In my last position I worked with a motorhead tech writer who got his start
in a bus factory. He had no problem with HTML, Frame, Java, etc. Mechanics
are tinkerers and high tech is a tinkerer's paradise!

> I've read the ad and I don't think it will be hard to fill because:
> a. Lots of motorheads are nuts about BMW/Volks/Mercedes Benz
> b. Lots of BMW/Volks/Mercedes Benz motorheads have trained in
> certification
> programs in Germany and speak decent Deutsch
> c. Lots of BMW/Volks/Mercedes Benz motorheads in the US are
> transplanted
> Germans
> d. Lots of motorheads live in Detroit - maybe some Germans
> over at Daimler
> Chrysler are looking for a new gig
> e. Most educated Germans I've met (which are many) have
> excellent English
> skills - English and German share a common branch on the
> language family
> tree
> f. In my town of 7500 I can think of three certified
> mechanics, fluent in
> German and English, who could fill this position if you add
> writing skills
> (which for all I know they already possess).
> I don't think they'll have any trouble filling the position.

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