Re: "Credentials are so 20th century" - "The degree is doomed" - Harvard Business Review

Subject: Re: "Credentials are so 20th century" - "The degree is doomed" - Harvard Business Review
From: Lois Patterson <loisrpatterson -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:45:02 -0800

I'm not surprised with your admin hire, as admin assistants are drastically
undervalued in many cases. An excellent admin will have top-notch skills in
writing, project management, and for lack of a better term, being a tactful
intermediary.

Lois


On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 8:50 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> I've never made a degree a requirement in the hiring of a tech writer, and
> over the years have made new tech writers out of lab and field service
> techs who only had OTJ experience in their fields and even an
> administrative assistant (the average engineering dept admin does a much
> better job of dealing with recalcitrant engineers than most tech writers,
> btw).
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
>
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References:
"Credentials are so 20th century" - "The degree is doomed" - Harvard Business Review: From: Lois Patterson
Re: "Credentials are so 20th century" - "The degree is doomed" - Harvard Business Review: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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