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

Subject: Re: Certification -- what's in it for writers
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2011 02:03:54 -0400

Don't get me started on recruiters.

20 years ago, many were people from the industry, who knew what it was all about. They could smell a con and figure out if you were real or not. They also knew what was important or not.

Today, most are just sales guys, out to sell a body to a customer, with no idea of real/fake, value/valueless, important, unimportant. So in an age of high tech that should sniff out the fakes and the poor performers in a nanosecond, we now have an environment where they can frequently thrive as well as in the days of little information flow.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Lynne Wright" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>
To: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>; "'Kari Gulbrandsen'" <kkgulbrandsen -at- gmail -dot- com>; "Jerry Franklin" <jerryfranklin -at- alumni -dot- northwestern -dot- edu>
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Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 12:07 PM
Subject: RE: Certification -- what's in it for writers

< I don't think that having "certification" vs. "certificate" on my resume will make any difference whatsoever.>

It will, if a recruiter is using electronic screening, and any cv that doesn't include "STC certification" is filtered out as a possible candidate.


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