RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler

Subject: RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler
From: "Stephen Arrants" <steve -at- mbfbioscience -dot- com>
To: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>, <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 08:59:19 -0400

Al Geist writes:
> Who's to say that those horrific writers won't still get great billing
> with
> the certification program and those incredibly competent and
> experienced
> people won't still get passed over and forgotten?
[Stephen Arrants] That's one of my worries, too. If the certification
program is structured as a checklist, where you have to complete 8 of
ten areas, and here's the criteria, then it opens itself up to being
easy to game.
We all know people who have gone all the way to All But PHD who are only
passable technical communicators, and those who dropped out of college
who are very good at communicating to a diverse audience. Anecdotal
evidence isn't data, but it is often all we have to go on.

My gut feeling is that incredibly competent and experienced people
*won't* get passed over and forgotten, at least not in the first
screening levels. If they're competent and experienced, then they know
how to make their resume an such stand out and be noticed.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Gain access to everything you need to create and publish information
through multiple channels. Your choice of authoring (and import)
formats with virtually any output. Try Doc-To-Help free for 30-days.
http://www.doctohelp.com/


---
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 http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


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
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


Follow-Ups:

References:
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Sharon Burton
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Keith Hood
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Wade Courtney
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Suzette Leeming
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Mike Starr
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Suzette Leeming
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Deborah Hemstreet
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Al Geist

Previous by Author: RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler
Next by Author: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler
Previous by Thread: Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler
Next by Thread: RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler


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

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads