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

Subject: RE: Certification -- what's in it for writers
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 08:56:18 -0400

No, that's the complete opposite of Gene's example. Gene was describing
a candidate whose resume is "light" because s/he's hardly done anything
yet - as opposed to someone who's done so many jobs that s/he can
describe only some of them. Your example would certainly have "positive
results you can point to," as Gene puts it.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Sherman
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 8:47 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Certification -- what's in it for writers

When you have had 30 jobs to list, it has to be light, or it will be
easily over 3 pages, meaning no one will read it.

Before you gasp at 30 jobs, to a contractor, this is well within reason.
Six months here, three months there, and you see in 10 years you can
easily have
10 to 20 jobs.

While many look for long contracts, others look for short ones. It is
the sense of adventure, the challenge of something new, and a lack of
boredom churning the same dull manual out for years at a time in some
company that will lay you off the first time some accountant sees he can
save 10% budget by outsourcing your job to India.

While some of these short jobs can be described in three lines, others
may need 10 or 15 and you simply do not have the room.

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