RE: references was Re: STC certification program

Subject: RE: references was Re: STC certification program
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>, TECHWR-L mailinglist <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:33:55 -0400



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laura Lemay
> Sent: October-19-11 12:29 PM
> To: TECHWR-L mailinglist
> Subject: references was Re: STC certification program
>
>
> On Oct 19, 2011, at 7:27 AM, Milan DavidoviÄ wrote:
> > A bit OT to the current topic, but therein might lie some advice for
> > new technical communicators, especially those new to the workforce:
> do
> > something to stay (or to know how to get) in touch with previous
> > managers.
>
> This is what linkedin is for. When you leave a job (or even before),
> make sure you are connected to your managers and the best people you
> worked with, and solicit recommendations for your work. Lots of hiring
> managers are going straight to linkedin for information on candidates
> these days, and good recommendations can shortcut the reference
> process. I've also gotten jobs on linkedin from friends at jobs I
> worked at more than ten years ago because we were connected on
> linkedin.

I didn't even know that linkedin existed in 1998 (when I left my
previous gig). Did it?

- kevin (who probably has to get a linkedin account for other reasons, anyway
and who doesn't Face and doesn't tweet and doesn't upload pictures or
videos to share with the universe)

<eep>

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Follow-Ups:

References:
RE: STC certification program: From: Steven Jong
Re: STC certification program: From: Peter Neilson
Re: STC certification program: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: STC certification program: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: STC certification program: From: Milan Davidović
references was Re: STC certification program: From: Laura Lemay

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