Re: How do you differentiate yourself (UserFriendly)

Subject: Re: How do you differentiate yourself (UserFriendly)
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 09:48:31 -0500

Honestly, that's one of the many reasons why I'm so active on
listservs and other communities. That way if my resume ever lands on
someone's desk, there's a chance it might have some name recognition,
even if it's "oh man, not this guy". ;-)

I also tailor the resume and cover letter to every job I apply for,
and never use a service to look for me (because they don't do this). I
may not be 100% qualified, but compared to someone who does not do
this and is more qualified than me, I appear to be speaking to their

On Nov 27, 2007 9:23 AM, Eric J. Ray <ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com> wrote:
> All,
> I saw today's User Friendly
> (
> and was struck by how much that resembles the perennial problem of
> a good tech writer. How do you differentiate yourself (either
> on the job or when looking for a job) when you have EXACTLY
> the skills that many organizations need, and everyone else
> thinks they have those skills too?
> Food for thought,
> Eric

Bill Swallow
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