Re: How do FrameMaker and Doc-To-Help compare?

Subject: Re: How do FrameMaker and Doc-To-Help compare?
From: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Tim Mantyla <tim -dot- mantyla -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 22:32:47 -0600

On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 4:10 PM, Tim Mantyla <tim -dot- mantyla -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Maybe the key question is:
>
> What transferable skills can I demonstrate to a hiring manager that
> are used in both FrameMaker and D2H?

Technical writing skills that have nothing to do with tools: planning
and managing doc projects, researching technical details, interviewing
SMEs, writing clearly.

> I can also download a trial version of FrameMaker and make a
> document--a good idea if the company shows interest. But first I need
> to get them to show interest!

Do it anyway. The effort is well invested, even if you don't get a
nibble on this opportunity.

> (And I don't have time to learn every software app that every job
> description demands.)

No, but if I had to recommend one app to learn that is widely used in
tech writing, it would be FrameMaker. And showing that you were able
to quickly pick up FrameMaker would help you make the case that you
can quickly pick up any other random tool that you find mentioned in a
job ad.




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References:
How do FrameMaker and Doc-To-Help compare?: From: Tim Mantyla
RE: How do FrameMaker and Doc-To-Help compare?: From: Will Husa
Re: How do FrameMaker and Doc-To-Help compare?: From: Tim Mantyla

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