RE: Why they don't ask for candidates by technology skills.

Subject: RE: Why they don't ask for candidates by technology skills.
From: jbfoster <jb -dot- foster -at- shaw -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 13:00:03 -0700


I believe that most of us, on this list, would agree with you! But remember-
if certain employer's thinks everyone is capable of creating useful
documentation - then it's natural for those employers to expect additional
(computer) skills, and competency, that would set candidates apart from the
pack!

... I hope that by signing your name 'D', doesn't indicate you're Dracula!
;-)

Regards,

Bruce


'D' wrote:

> I find this attitude among tech writers and it drives me mad. "I know
> PageMaker, Visio, etc., therefore I am a technical writer."
>
> Well, I know how to use a hammer and a saw but don't ask me to build you
> a house. Tools are merely tools. Understand what you are documenting,
> understand how to create useful documentation, understand how to
> structure information for readability; tools are so far down the list as
> to be almost inconsequential. If you're a good enough tech writer, I'll
> hire a "Graphic Designer" for a lot less salary to format the docs.




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