RE: tech writing recruiters

Subject: RE: tech writing recruiters
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 10:23:40 -0400


I couldn't disagree more. I know that ageism exists, but it has not been that bad in my experience. As someone in their (mid-to-)late 40s, I have interviewed and seen many writers my age hired because of experience, personality, and maturity. All tech companies, even start-ups, are NOT run by kids who only want to work with kids. It's not that kind of world anymore (with obvious exceptions like FaceBook). It's more like a parents-starting-families-in-their-40s kind of world.

Anyone who is older who can't find a job easily wants to cry ageism, but it is tough all over.

>
> If you are seeking direct employment, it is best to do your own hunting and
> make your own applications. But if you are not in your 20s recently out of
> school, or some fast rising star in your field, you may find getting direct
> employment a difficult task. If you are in your late 40s or 50s, you had
> better have a couple of patents, a bunch of trade fame, or something that
> someone wants badly. If you are just a regular sort of employee, odds are
> greatly against you getting a direct job at that age.
>
>
>


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References:
tech writing recruiters: From: Kari Gulbrandsen
Re: tech writing recruiters: From: Caroline Leopold
Re: tech writing recruiters: From: William Sherman

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