RE: Certification -- what's in it for writers

Subject: RE: Certification -- what's in it for writers
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Jerry Franklin <jerryfranklin -at- alumni -dot- northwestern -dot- edu>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:43:21 -0400

Jerry Franklin wrote a bunch of good stuff, ending with:
> I'm absolutely going to get at least one certification. It's not going
> to
> make me a better tech writer, though I do expect to pick up a few good
> tips. And it's not going to represent in any way how successful I am
> in my
> job now, or how successful I can be at another job. And it's not going
> to
> get me a raise (or, at least, I don't expect it to). But the next time
> I'm
> in the job market, you bet it's going on my resume, because, while it
> may
> not be the deciding factor, it will help the hiring manager justify her
> decision to *her* manager. Do not underestimate how much this is
> worth.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is concision and clarity.

We can stop talking now, because it's been said.


Thanks, Jerry.

- kevin (who has, of course, said more than enough)
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