Re: Techwr-l certification?

Subject: Re: Techwr-l certification?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L Whirlers" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:17:14 -0700

A truly clueless recruiter probably wouldn't even
be aware that there is such a thing as a technical
writing certificate that is a separate thing from a
college degree. My guess is that the recruiter
knows perfectly well that Chris can perform based
on the real-world experience in the resume she
reviewed before even bothering to start talking,
but is looking for ammo that she can use to break
through a "sheepskin barrier" at the client company.
This might be reason to ask the recruiter some
more probing questions about the environment at
said company.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 8:38 AM, Pinkham, Jim <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
> This brings to mind why dealing with HR types on the front end is so
> often flawed. Identify, find and talk to the hiring manager. Show him
> or
> her you understand the job, and can do it profitably the way the
> company
> wants it done. Of course, in this case, it's not necessarily an HR
> type
> that we have in Recruiter X. Nonetheless, any headhunter worth his
> salt
> knows that the fundamental issue is whether you can perform. If this
> one
> understands this, provide the ammo that shows you can do the job. If
> Recruiter X does not understand and remains hung up on the
> certificate,
> despite your being demonstrably competent, he or she very possibly is
> not worth more of your time.


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