Finding jobs in Toronto

Subject: Finding jobs in Toronto
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Hina vaswani <hinavaswani -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 09:43:48 -0400

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Hina Vaswani wondered: <<I migrated from the USA to Toronto 5 months
back. I am a Technical Writer with 7 yrs of experience. I needed
some tips and advice on finding a job in Toronto or the GTA area?>>

First, join the local STC chapter: <>.
Whether or not you're a big fan of STC, I've always had great
experiences with the members, and the networking opportunities can be

Second, think a bit outside the box: I got my first job in Toronto
something like 20 years ago simply by noting that IBM had run a two-
page newspaper ad to hire engineers. They didn't list any technical
writing jobs, but I figured that if they were hiring this many
engineers, they had to be producing something that needed
documentation. I had a job 2 weeks later.

For a few other thoughts:

-- Geoff Hart
ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca / geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com
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