RE: As a hiring manager, what are you looking for in a resume?

Subject: RE: As a hiring manager, what are you looking for in a resume?
From: Karen <ekarenski-techwrl -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, Richard L Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 05:52:59 -0800 (PST)

Thank you so much for taking the time to put that together--I sincerely appreciate it.

Now, I just need to find a way to concisely communicate all of the points into my resume this weekend.

Thanks again!

Karen
--- On Wed, 3/4/09, Richard L Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net> wrote:

From: Richard L Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
Subject: RE: As a hiring manager, what are you looking for in a resume?
To: ekarenski-techwrl -at- yahoo -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 4:50 PM

Karen,

I have a chapter in my book, Managing Writers, that talks about
hiring in depth, including a section on evaluating a resume.
Rather than repeat that here, I posted that section on my blog.
You can find my blog at: http://rlhamilton.wordpress.com/ and
this entry at:
http://rlhamilton.wordpress.com/2009/03/04/what-doc-managers-look-for-in
-a-resume/#more-153

I hope you find it useful.

Best Regards,
Richard Hamilton

Managing Writers: A Real World Guide to Managing Technical Documentation
http://xmlpress.net/managingwriters.html

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>
> I'm trying to rethink my approach to my resume as I am part
> of the unemployed masses. (My project died last week and they
> let all the contractors go first.)
>
> When I look at the resumes of technical writers on the web, I
> see a wide range of approaches.
>
> Generally, I see the following approaches:
>
> Tool-based: Focus primarily on the tools used for each job.
> Documentation-type based: Focus primarily on the types of
> documentation produced for the client.
> Project-based: Focus on the content and depth of the writing
> skills. Usually, incorporating the documentation-types and
> tool-based approaches above.
>
> Also, the resumes generally fall into the contractor with
> many jobs versus the employee with long periods of time at a
> few companies.
>
> Depending on whether the position you're applying for is a
> sole technical writer or entering a technical
> writing/communications group, I think you're likely to
> encounter different types of hiring managers. In the first
> case, it is quite possible that the potential manager has had
> limited contact with technical writers and has never held a
> similar position. In the second case, the hiring manager may
> have previously worked as a technical writer or in a similar
> position and understands the interaction between the various
> business units.
>
> Okay, I'm rambling a bit (and can't get through to
> unemployment which I have on speed dial.)
>
> As a hiring manager, what are you looking for in a resume?
> Do you think hiring managers with a technical writing
> background look for different things than one that is just
> getting to employee their first technical writer.
>
> Any links to resumes on the web that you find particularly
> useful would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Karen
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