Re: Getting an Entry-Level Tech Writing Job

Subject: Re: Getting an Entry-Level Tech Writing Job
From: Tim Mantyla <TimMantyla -at- nustep -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 11:21:46 -0400

> Message: 32
> Emily Sirois wrote:
> > I was just wondering what some of the qualifications are or
> > what employers look for when hiring entry level tech writers.
> The ability to do basic research is one. ;-)
> Richard

Good point, Richard! I'd Google and research in a *real* library "basic
job finding research" and of course, "entry level tech writer job

More in-depth research could include asking for an informational interview
with a company that hires tech writers. You could go to the hiring source
(HR Dept.) and ask for their qualifications in detail, in person, AND go
to a writer or two there to ask what they do, how they do it, etc. More
than basic research also includes asking people on this and other
listservs for're on the way.

There's a link I think somewhere in Techwhirl w/ job requirements for TWs.

Tim Mantyla

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