Re: STC certification program

Subject: Re: STC certification program
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:26:50 -0400

As does economy. When I was laid off in 2008 there were very few full
time techcomm jobs out there. Of the ones out there, the majority were
entry level (I heard "overqualified" more times than I cared to) or
very, very specific in their candidate requirements. Contracting was
the only way for me to keep the lights on, and even then I was
underemployed. Contracting may be a choice for some, but for others
(like me and others I know) it was a necessity based on the job
market.

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM, Dan Goldstein
<DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:
> I haven't seen the data on trends in tech writing. But anecdotally, it
> seems to me that the choice between  contracting and full-time
> employment is a function of the TW's personality as much as it is of the
> industry sector. Geography probably plays a strong role, too.

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RE: STC certification program: From: Dan Goldstein

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