Re: Tools versus skill set

Subject: Re: Tools versus skill set
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TechWhirl List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 12:28:35 -0700

Some tools are honestly a huge pain to learn (at least for most
people) and that's a legitimate reason to look for someone with

Other hiring managers have been burned by hiring posers who can't pick
up new tools like a professional would, and they have the
misapprehension that it's important that someone have used a
particular CMS or HAT or or SCM.

In this economy, with the possible exception of the DC area, I don't
think there's much chance of getting a gig where you're not a nearly
exact match for the requirements.

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Tammy Van Boening
<info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com> wrote:
> All,
> I have a colleague who has a superb set of skills for a job about which she
> was recently contacted  - many, many years in the field in internal QC and
> auditing documentation, but the potential employer is all hung up about her
> lack of a single software tool. We all know that tools are secondary and
> that it's the underlying skills that are critical. ...

Free Software Documentation Project Web Cast: Covers developing Table of
Contents, Context IDs, and Index, as well as Doc-To-Help
2009 tips, tricks, and best practices.

Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
authors and teams. Professional power, intuitive interface. Write
once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control!

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:

Tools versus skill set: From: Tammy Van Boening

Previous by Author: format for references to topic headings in online help
Next by Author: Re: one vs. 1 (SusanT)
Previous by Thread: Tools versus skill set
Next by Thread: Re: Tools versus skill set

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads

Sponsored Ads