RE: Technical Writer Needed in Seattle

Subject: RE: Technical Writer Needed in Seattle
From: Maggie Pierce Secara <maggiros -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 09:05:59 -0700 (PDT)

Actually, I got a job that way once. Well, at least
it helped get the interview. The employer had placed
a terrific ad in the newspaper and completely left off
the contact information. However, a couple of columns
over, another ad for another unrelated position was so
clearly from the same place, and it did include all
the right stuff. I pointed this out (gently and with
light humor) in my cover letter. They loved it--along
with being slightly mortified at leaving out the
information. I also gave a brilliant interview and
got the job, but if I hadn't looked further, I'd never
even have got my foot in the door.

This was long enough ago that you couldn't just surf
the infant internet for such things. ;-)

Maggie Secara
~Word happens... on cups, t-shirts, and mousepads at

> --- jgarison -at- ide -dot- com wrote:
> >

> > Maybe this is their way of finding out who can a)
> > read the ad, b) actually think about it, and c)
use their noggin to figure out what to do about it.

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