RE: Temp agencies and job boards for local tech writers

Subject: RE: Temp agencies and job boards for local tech writers
From: "Sharon Metzger" <sharon -dot- metzger -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "'Daniel Friedman'" <daniel -dot- friedman42 -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'Cardimon, Craig'" <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:25:16 -0400

A couple thoughts:

LinkedIn: You can always search LinkedIn for local tech writers and reach
out to them individually, especially if their profiles show they're "open to
new opportunities." And you can see how people are connected.

Tech writer/QA specialist: I don't know anyone who bills themselves like
that -- I've dabbled in QA, meaning I report bugs when I find them and I've
been in the same department... Is the position you're hoping to fill more of
one role than the other, or really both?

Temp agencies? Is this a contract position? Maybe look for a tech (writer)
specialty recruiting firm in the area?
http://www.i-recruit.com/drecruiters_type_technical_writing.htm If you find
a list/page of local writers, even if they aren't looking, see what
firms/sites they like (glassdoor, dice, etc).

FWIW,
Sharon

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Subject: Re: Temp agencies and job boards for local tech writers

Linked in and other job boards charge money to post job ads. If you post a
job ad to your company website (assuming proper SEO), it should get picked
up by Indeed for free. In the past I've generally found good candidates
through the Tech Comm groups for Toronto on Facebook (STC and local college
groups).

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 9:14 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
wrote:

> Dan,
>
> I have information you might find useful, but it's at home. I'll try
> to remember to send it to you tonight.
>
> Craig
>
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> We thought it would be easy (ha!) to recruit a technical writer/QA
> Specialist to work in Gaithersburg, MD (suburb of Washington, DC).
> We've posted the job so far on TECHWR-L and STC, and we've had three
> temp agencies work on it. Neither of the ads brought a response, and
> the temp agencies suggested only a few candidates - most of whom
> didn't even approximately fit the job description.
>
> There must be hundreds of tech writers in the Metro DC area. We
> advertised locally to avoid responses from long-distance teleworkers,
> etc. Any ideas for ad sites and temp agencies in the DC area, or do we
> really need to go a national agency or job board to find someone local?
>
> TIA,
>
> Dan
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References:
Temp agencies and job boards for local tech writers: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Temp agencies and job boards for local tech writers: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Temp agencies and job boards for local tech writers: From: Daniel Friedman

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