Re: RE: 10 things all tech writers should do - but different

Subject: Re: RE: 10 things all tech writers should do - but different
From: Gene Kim-Eng <gene -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2003 10:36:15 -0800


I've moved my list of tools out of my employment history section and into an education/training/skills
summary, because it's pretty much the same list of tools in every position I've had in the past 10 years
or so. I still use "wrote user manuals, etc.," but the first bullet in every position is a description of the
employer's product lines and the tech involved in them, with appropriate buzzwords. However, I still
haven't used "B2B." Around here, whenever someone at a party says "I'm in B2B," we all nod and
think, "Oh, a dot-commer."

Gene Kim-Eng



At 01:13 PM 4/2/2003 -0500, sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net wrote:

Back in the days when I was a hiring manager, I saw a bunch of the kinds of resumes Sharon is talking about -- and they are frustrating to say the least. For every job, they give the same description. "XYZ Corporation: Wrote user manuals, reference manuals, and quick reference cards using FrameMaker."

Okay... <blink, blink, shiver> Where these books for financial apps? ...programmer tools? ...video games???? It does make a difference.

On my resume, I call out tools and technologies separately after each job description, just so there's no mistaking what I've done and what I know. ...and I've gotten some very positive responses.



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