Re: How do FrameMaker and Doc-To-Help compare - a follow-up

Subject: Re: How do FrameMaker and Doc-To-Help compare - a follow-up
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: List, Techwriter <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 18:16:32 -0500


You can create a question to get any answer you want.

As someone who knows both, they are different. If you do not have FM
skills, you don't have FM skills.

They aren't the same and if you interview with the line, "Well, I've
never used D2H, but I believe the skills are transferable", unless
they guy has WAY more class than me, he's going to show you the door.

>apples, oranges, fruits, planets, oranges or protozoa.

Use whatever analogies you want. I prefer the anology of D2H and FM.

> With these basic characteristics, they look pretty similar to me in
> basic functions.

How do you haven't used FM?

> What transferable skills can I demonstrate to a hiring manager that
> are used in both FrameMaker and D2H?

The fact that they both require a computer, keyboard, and the pressing
of some keys.

> The challenge is to demonstrate to someone who may not have used D2H,
> or FrameMaker--or even knows what they are--that I can learn quickly
> how to work in FrameMaker. If I can get a handle on what FrameMaker
> does, and find similarities, I'm on the right track.

Until you've been at the job for 3 hours and you turn to a fellow
worker and say "Listen, I know how to create a topic in D2H, so how do
I create a book and file in FM?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
NYMetro STC President

Looking for the next gig.

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