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Subject:Re: landing the first job From:"Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Mon, 6 Dec 2004 10:08:45 -0800
Getting your foot in the door in the current hiring market is
the #1 consideration. Right now I know experienced tech
writers with years of technical experience who are taking
copyediting jobs just to stay active. While I wouldn't say
that you have no chance at landing a technical writing job
your first time out, you will most likely be competing with
many of these more experienced writers for every one that
you go after. So in your position I would widen the range
of targeted jobs as much as possible.
----- Original Message -----
From: Lisa Spencer:
> wondering if anyone can help direct me in an area to
> begin my career. Should I look at copyediting jobs, or
> should I continue my search in technical writing? Or
> is there a different area that would suit me? I open
> for suggestions and would appreciate any help.
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