Finding that first tech writing job?

Subject: Finding that first tech writing job?
From: "Mark Xavier Phillips" <indeauto -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 00:05:30 -0400

Howdy all,

I'm looking to land my first contract technical writing job, preferably in the IT field. I've worked for years writing grant proposals, but have only written a handful of guides and manuals.

I've been sending out resumes to jobs posted on Monster, Dice, Career Builder, and others, but so far no responses.

Just wondering if there's a better way to go about it? Is there much work right now for tech writers, or is the field swamped with folks looking for contracts?

any advice or thoughts from experienced folks would be appreciated.


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