RE: Off to the side of Re: Interesting use of infographics for a resume

Subject: RE: Off to the side of Re: Interesting use of infographics for a resume
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 16:01:30 -0400



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Goldstein
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Peter Neilson
> >
> > ... Will we ever return to the day when tech writers were hired
> > on the basis of their ability to understand and make sense
> > out of something in which they are not already experts?
> >
>
> I was hired on that basis, and I don't think I'm the only one.
>

I was hired on that basis, late in the dot.bomb bubble - when we were two or three companies ago.

Now, to translate the above...

I was hired by the veep of Engineering during the two weeks that the HR lady was away on vacation (and she gave me the hairy eyeball for about three years following that social gaffe...) for a position with a company that was just one of very few of its type (so not many peers or people with pre-existing knowledge). Then, we've been bought a few times since and gotten a bit bigger (originally 35 people, now about 1400). We are now, pretty much, the 900 pound gorilla in our space.

Anyway, I hope my next gig is as easy to get as this one was. :-)

My second-favorite thing is to learn something I didn't already know, and teach other people (which is also how consolidate my learning... or find out how much more I need to learn it).


- Kevin












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References:
Re: Interesting use of infographics for a resume: From: Keith Hood
RE: Interesting use of infographics for a resume: From: Brian.Henderson
RE: Interesting use of infographics for a resume: From: Fred Ridder
Off to the side of Re: Interesting use of infographics for a resume: From: Peter Neilson
RE: Off to the side of Re: Interesting use of infographics for a resume: From: Dan Goldstein

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