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Thank you for this information. I am currently an unemployed technical
writer and have only received one phone interview since I was laid off a
month and a half ago. I keep thinking that I need an edge since there are
so many people out of work right now. Since I live in Florida, I am
brushing up on my Spanish, hoping that could be the edge I need.
I also feel that my resume needs tweaking even though I've had professionals
review it. I am constantly told that I am doing everything I should be
doing, but that's not getting me an interview.
I have recently applied for an internship with a local software company
since I'm in my senior year of working on my bachelors degree in
Professional and Technical Writing. I've been in the field six years, but I
thought that an internship might help since I've spent the last four and a
half years working solo. As an added benefit, the internship also counts
towards my bachelors degree.
This technical writers' email link has been an invaluable resource for me.
Thank you for your input.
> "If you are going to err, err on the side of brevity. (Save the
> details for the interview.) ... people will use your
> resume to reject you, so give them as little ammunition as possible!"
> I think that's wrong, at least in this business. If you make the
> resume too short, you won't have room for all the keywords you need to
> get through the screening software (or have your resume turn up in
> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 11:22 PM, jobs @ ProSpring<jobs -at- prospring -dot- net>
>> If anyone on the list has been submitting resumes but not getting
>> interviews, check out "Resume Secrets That Might Surprise You" ...
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