Re: tech writing recruiters

Subject: Re: tech writing recruiters
From: John Allred <jack -at- allrednet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 11:21:33 -0500


I take your point on "just a regular sort of employee." I'm not suggesting they should be near the top of anyone's candidate list.

However, I'm just curious whether you're suggesting that 40- or 50-something career-changers need not apply in today's market. If the "something that someone wants badly" is experience, confidence and problem-solving ability, that's one thing. If it's merely a tall stack of sample documents, that's another. I would think a 20-something would have neither. Maybe you could expand on your thought, so I could understand it better.

John Allred

On 5/11/2012 10:29 AM, Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

In the current market, EVERYONE who is "just a regular sort of employee"
and doesn't have "something that someone wants badly" is looking at odds
that are greatly against them finding a direct job, at any age. A better
issue to address is how one can have years of experience and not have
developed or maintained more of "something that someone wants badly" than a
recently-out-of-school 20-something.

Gene Kim-Eng


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