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My opinion is that you need to not listen to that recruiter.
With an EE degree and five years of OTJ experience in
documentation I would hardly say that you are "without
experience," though it is true that coming out of a
downturn you may often find yourself up against
candidates with more than five years.
> Today a recruiter even suggested that I take up some QA engineering training
> (I'm guessing because of my Electronics Engineering degree and programming
> experience). She went on to tell me that Technical Writing is not for a
> non-American and that without experience, I'll go nowhere.
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