Fwd: Job searching in this time of attrition....

Subject: Fwd: Job searching in this time of attrition....
From: Pro TechWriter <webmaster -at- di-design -dot- com>
To: Technical Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2011 08:57:20 -0500

And that's exactly what the Ask The Headhunter recommends ;-). Add an
informational interview to that--contact someone at the company you want to
work for, through LinkedIn or a friend, and ask if they can talk with you
for a few minutes about the company. LIke Steve said, educate yourself
first. It's a great way to really get a handle on what a company is really
like to work for, and how stable they might be.

Best,
PT


On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 8:43 AM, Steve Schwarzman
<steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com>wrote:

> Bobby, in addition to looking for posted jobs, also try contacting
> companies/organizations that you'd like to work for. But don't call cold.
> Do
> your research first. Find out what they do, what their docs look like, and
> who's who. Then send an email offering specific assistance in solving a
> particular problem you've identified to the relevant person. And then
> follow
> up with a phone call. You might get an opening in the door in this way, by
> offering to help solve a problem instead of asking for a job.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Steve Schwarzman
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References:
Job searching in this time of attrition....: From: Robert Courtney
Re: Job searching in this time of attrition....: From: Pro TechWriter
RE: Job searching in this time of attrition....: From: Will Husa Documentation Solutions
Re: Job searching in this time of attrition....: From: Steve Schwarzman

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