RE: [OT] Re: How do hiring companies view TW resumes?

Subject: RE: [OT] Re: How do hiring companies view TW resumes?
From: "Richard Melanson" <rmelanson -at- spirecorp -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 17:36:59 -0400

EXACTLY !!
"Unfortunately, that would mostly improve prospects for techwriters in
Korea, Taiwan, maybe Malaysia, the Philipeans."

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To: Gene Kim-Eng; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: [OT] Re: How do hiring companies view TW resumes?



Gene Kim-Eng [mailto:techwr -at- genek -dot- com] sez:

>
> In the US, the bogus housing bubble "created" so many new jobs in
> housing construction, mortgages and real estate that no government
> stimulus short of a WWII-sized mobilization could ever hope to
> re-employ all the workers whose jobs disappeared. It made the dotcom
> look tame by comparison, because it was nationwide and not localized
> in tech employment centers. If your idea of a similar frenzy for
> techwriters means another period in which demand is so great that
> anyone who can string words together into a sentence can get hired
> with no experience, then yes, it will take another bogus tech bubble.

> As with the housing bubble, there was never enough of a
> self-sustaining market to support such a
> boom. Gene Kim-Eng ------- Original Message ------- On
> 3/16/2010 6:55 PM McLauchlan, Kevin wrote: Anyway, a lot of
> construction and renovation projects are being scrambled in order to
> get 'em done before the new tax hits. Again/still,
> there are not enough skilled trades peope to go around.
> Nothing like that happening for techwriters, though. Not
> sure what would create a hiring frenzy for techwriters, other than
> another bogus tech bubble, that is.

Well, I don't seriously expect that kind of frenzy again in my
(employable) lifetime. But the biz-news commentators are noting that a
lot of companies that had let inventory get low over the past
year-and-a-bit are in the process of re-engaging, so suppliers will be
ramping up to some extent to meet the pent-up/deferred demand. Demand
for TWs should increase again in fairly short order.

Of course, for somebody who has been unemployed long enough to burn
through their savings and credit, "short order", say months, might not
be short enough.

Here in Canada, uptake of high-def TVs has been increasing as we near
2011 - our date for shutting off the old analog
broadcast system. You guys did it in 2009, didn't you?

Was there a helpful bump in sales and electronic-industry demand? I
realize it would have been heavily damped by the general economic chaos,
but there should have been _some_ positive effect.

Unfortunately, that would mostly improve prospects for techwriters in
Korea, Taiwan, maybe Malaysia, the Philipeans.

- K




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