RE: Industry Experience (offshoot of Getting Hired)

Subject: RE: Industry Experience (offshoot of Getting Hired)
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 15:19:02 -0500

Hi Karen,

I deliberately deleted all of your post, with the exception of the two
most important sentences. I would take those two to every interview, and
I would use them as the guiding principle behind your resume and cover
letter composition.

You can easily learn some RoboHelp and create a few sample projects. You
can also go to SourceForge and volunteer to create someone's online Help
and manuals, so you'll have real-world experience in your electronic

Some companies will only hire people who have 10 years' experience using
specific tools. Other companies have been burned by hiring people who
knew the tools but lacked everything else ("writing, organizing,
researching, and interviewing". That second group is a good target for

-- Dan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karen Murri
> Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 2:41 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Industry Experience (offshoot of Getting Hired)
> ...I'm extremely confident in my writing, organizing,
> researching, and interviewing skills. I've got 6 years tech
> writing experience with 3 more in instructional design and
> procedure documentation...

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