Re: Purpose Driven Technical Writing

Subject: Re: Purpose Driven Technical Writing
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- alltel -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 16:17:04 -0500

The actual question to be addressed in your resume, your advertising,
your cover letter, all that stuff, is the same as it is for almost
any other business:

"Why should someone want to do business with me
rather than with someone else?"

Another important point that most advertising should address is,
"You hurt, we help."

Hmmm. Now that I've rendered that sage advice, I see that I should
rework my resumes and cover letters. Hmmmmm. Hmmmmmmmmm.

Bruce Byfield wrote:

Whenever I imagine hearing a writer describe him/herself
as "unique" (which, by the way, has never happened in any interview
I have ever conducted), the first thought that comes to my mind is
"prima donna." It seems to me that uniqueness is one of those
descriptions best conferred upon you by others.

I suppose the trick is to conduct yourself with such grace and poise that people instantly perceive your uniqueness. :-)


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