RE: Getting Hired...Opinion #2500

Subject: RE: Getting Hired...Opinion #2500
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 13:52:02 -0500

My area is slightly different from Dori's (medical devices instead of
food), but it's a similar story: If I showed you my job description (QA
Manager) and told you that the job title was Senior Technical Writer,
you wouldn't be surprised.

Most tech writers have to listen to the user, the boss, and their own
good sense. Part of the fun here is that there's a fourth voice -- FDA
-- and (believe it or not!) it's sometimes the most rational and
objective one.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dori Green
> Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 1:23 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Getting Hired...Opinion #2500
> I courted my current employers for two years -- through the
> mail, through Job Service, at job fairs. No dice.
> Finally when they advertised a Quality Coordinator job (for
> which I was just-barely qualified), I applied. This did
> not get me that job, but it got me and my resume finally
> through the HR bottleneck and in front of the appropriate
> people who knew they needed document creation and control
> (dings from FDA and customer audits), but did not know that
> the person they needed was called a "technical writer"...

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Re: Getting Hired...Opinion #2500: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Getting Hired...Opinion #2500: From: Dori Green

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