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Subject:RE: Having a killer resume From:John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 1 Oct 2002 08:25:32 -0400
You mean, like me?
One year toward a biology degree, with about 20 additional credits at honors
When they ask, I tell the truth...if they don't ask, I don't say anything. I
don't act defensive or evasive since it has never been a problem at my 10
other gigs and if it is a problem, it is theirs and not mine...I KNOW I can
do the job better than they could ever hope for.
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
"Be accurate...the 4am wakeup call you prevent could be your manager's"
From: Annie Lajarisse [mailto:annie -at- onepost -dot- net]
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 12:45 AM
Subject: Re: Having a killer resume
on 02/9/30 15:17, janine -dot- bland -at- marsh -dot- com at janine -dot- bland -at- marsh -dot- com wrote:
> Also key is I want to know where you went to school and your degree. I
> don't care if it was 20 years ago and in philosophy. It gives me the
> oppotunity to find out how you got into tech writing and why you stayed
> with it.
Good point. But that brings up another question. What approach would you
recommend for someone with plenty of experience but no degree?
Twenty years ago, as a precocious, multilingual, hyper-literate kid, I
launched into dirt-cheap world travel and assorted arts and media
projects instead of college. I fell fairly naturally into technical writing
because I like coming up with simple explanations for complicated things --
and I'm good at it. I think I have a pretty interesting and valuable
background, and my years of experience speak for themselves.
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