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>By the way, I suspect that staying in Tech Writing
>has kept me from much professional advancement,
>as I've never been able to construct one of those
>glowing resumes that proudly shows how much money
>I saved or made the company through my work. The
>reference manuals seem to have little obvious
>bottom-line impact. The abandoned projects and the
>belly-up companies don't add much either. Anybody
>have a clue on how to spin those things into lush
>and profitable words?)
By doing it and not relying on spinning it?
Trying to "spin those things into lush and profitable words" is putting
the cart before the horse. You make it sound like stating that you've
done those things is just how you phrase something. That's not the case.
To say you've done those things, you have to have done those things, and
to do them, you have to make it a goal of how you work.
This isn't marketing-speak. It's actually doing the stuff. It's
proactively looking for stuff where you can contribute your skills to
impacting the bottom line, particularly when not asked. If you've done
it, it is easy to explain it. If you haven't, then it is difficult to
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Isogon Corporation http://www.isogon.com
"Realizing Your Business Goals
Through Software Asset Management"
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