RE: How to I get into this field?

Subject: RE: How to I get into this field?
From: <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 14:59:27 -0500

---- Cardimon wrote:
> I KNEW that would cause a fuss. Well, that's been my experience. The
> people I have met will accept enthusiasm over background. What can I
> say?

When hiring beginning writers enthusiasm is all you can trust. We found, years ago when putting together a writing department out of nothing, that an enthusiastic person--one who enjoyed techie stuff and could write--was better at tech writing than a tech expert who could not.

HR and to some extent management, on the other hand, want to see quantifiable accomplishments before they'll interview, let alone hire. They expect eight years with Vista, or at least someone who claims to have that.

--Peter Neilson, demonstrating cynicism twice weekly on Techwr-L


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