RE: Technical Communication Poll: Best Career Prospects

Subject: RE: Technical Communication Poll: Best Career Prospects
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:59:50 -0400

An offline discussion alerted me that my post below wasn't clear enough.
I wasn't talking about businesses that are starving for customers. I was
talking about tech writing jobs in organizations that don't *need*
customers.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Goldstein
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 11:44 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Technical Communication Poll: Best Career Prospects

Well, since you asked... Alissa Martine wrote, "Marketers are the life
blood of the business and the success or failure. We can create
marketing communication material across all the various communication
channels imagined - talk about what the product is who should purchase
your product, why they should purchase/use it, when it will be
beneficial in their life and how they can obtain it and use it. However,
if there is no customer to talk to and benefit from the product, it is a
waste. "

There are plenty of tech writing jobs in places where there's no
customer to be marketed to.


-----Original Message-----
From: TechWhirl Admin
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 11:25 AM
To: Techwr-l
Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for August 31, 2012

... This week's poll asks whether you believe technical communicators or
marketers have better career prospects
<http://techwhirl.com/business/polls/technical-communication-poll-best-c
areer-prospects/>. It may be a case of the grass is always greener
somewhere else, or there may be some real trends hidden among the votes.
So far the results have been about evenly split, and we'd sure like to
hear from folks in both camps on why they feel the way they do...




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