Re: Educational areas to pursue

Subject: Re: Educational areas to pursue
From: Beth Agnew <Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 15:21:16 -0500

Who wants to go from being an accomplished techwriter to being a newbie programmer? Not me. If an employer is suggesting I take programming, sounds like they really wanted to hire a programmer who could write. Absolutely, learn about technology, but if you're already an experienced writer, take something like project management, or a program in knowledge management. Relational databases -- sure, but approach it from the position of a writer, not as a neophyte database administrator.

Make sure the educational routes you pursue enhance YOUR skills and career, not just satisfy the employer.

John Posada wrote:

What's hot? Skills in technology, not skills in writing tools.

Beth Agnew
Professor, Technical Communication
Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
Toronto, Ontario
416.491.5050 x3133
beth -dot- agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca


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