RE: Moving into a new space

Subject: RE: Moving into a new space
From: Michele Marques <msmarques -at- rogers -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 07:33:47 -0400

Nayanika asks:

I was wondering how one can ace an interivew when the job one is applying
for is in a different domain. Say, a Technical Writer who has been writing
User Manuals, project documents and marketing collateral who now wants to
get on the eLearning bandwagon as an Information Architect/Instructional
Designer or whatchamacallit.

If you have already have an interview with such a position, ask yourself how you know you would enjoy that position. Then look at how you know that... for example, perhaps you want to go into that area because you've been doing some work for the training department, or you have related volunteer experience.

If you don't get the position, you may want to consier looking for a position to bridge you into the e-Learning market: a position as a techwriter developing training materials, or where you would where two hats (techwriter/instructional designer). This way, you can use your techwriting experience to get into the job, and use the experience in the job to get eLearning/Instructional Design experience.

Good luck.

- Michele Marques
msmarques -at- rogers -dot- com

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